Bees for Business – CSR Projects
Companies and businesses all over the UK are reducing their carbon footprint and looking to find new ways to be environmentally responsible. Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem – two of every three mouthfuls we eat is due to pollination by bees. Incredible right? However, British honeybees are in crisis, their population dwindling at an alarming rate due to virus, pesticide and mite.
We should all be concerned about their future.
Support British Bees with Cardona & Son
The opportunity to host beehives at your location
Continued maintenance and materials for the hive
Regular visits to the hive to make sure your bees are happy and healthy
Promotion of your involvement via Cardona & Son social channels
100% of all honey harvested for you to sell, use as client gifts or use in your kitchen!
The opportunity throughout the year to participate in various aspects of bee-keeping and honey extraction
Choosing the right local partner to care for the bee population is key. Workman arranged a site visit by a local business that offers beekeeping services, Cardona and Son. They confirmed that the woodland would be an appropriate space for two beehives and identified a suitable location, an area raised up on a ridge in the woodland. Their proposal covers weekly visits during high season, up to eight call outs and winter shut down of the hives. They also provided guidance on improvements to make the area better for the bees, including trimming back vegetation to let in more light through the woodland canopy. The Park’s landscaping partners designed and constructed the enclosure for the hives. The bees were introduced to their new home in October 2017 and left to settle in for the winter before producing Roaring Meg’s first harvest of honey in August 2018. Workman and ASI now plan to partner up with Roaring Meg’s occupants to sell the honey and raise money for local wildlife and biodiversity charities.