Biodiversity and Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer held their Bee Harvest for this year early August. This event is usually held late summer to harvest the honey from their beehives.
Marks & Spencer currently has 3 bee hives and have had them for the past 4 years.
Marks & Spencer share the benefits of farming their own bees, to help raise wider awareness about the struggling bee population and promote interest in the subject to 600 plus employees and also youngsters that attend M&S site for work experience.
Jane Yazbeck of Marks & Spencer expressed this to be really relaxing and an endlessly fascinating occupation.
M&S has two dedicated staff members who check the hives weekly and many other staff members who take interest either by donning a suit and taking a close look inside the hives or follow the M&S social media page. M&S have a professional bee keeper, from Urban Bees UrbanBeekeeepers. M&S beekeeper is Luke Dixon who maintains monthly monitoring process during the bees’ active months, April to late September.
In 2015 Stockley Park Plan a Garden and Bee Project was awarded a certificate by DEBRA for ‘Excellence in providing a home for pollinators’.
Marks & Spencer compliments biodiversity on the Business Park with their bee hives, wild flower gardens and insect hotels.