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May 20, 2018

120,000 bees do their job…

Since early summer, there’s been a buzz about the place at BMW Berlin’s premises.

The reason: Two bee colonies have made their new home here. It’s a way for the site to strengthen its sustainability commitment and draw the attention of staff and visitors to the great importance of bees in the ecosystem.

In blue and white hives, around 120,000 bees produce unique “factory honey” made in Berlin. They collect nectar, pollen and propolis – a kind of bee resin – within a radius of up to three kilometers. The plant’s efforts are supported by beekeeper Josef Meinhardt and his beekeeper association, Langstroth Berlin. He takes care of the bees and processes the honey, and he is delighted about the plant’s commitment: “As pollinators, bees are an important part of the ecosystem and must be protected. When I heard what the plant was planning, I immediately agreed to get involved.”