It’s official, our wonderful bees have produced their first batch of honey and it tastes delicious!! The beehives were originally installed in July 2019, and after a winter of huddling together to stay warm, the summer worker bees took flight in search of some colourful flowers and golden nectar to make their honey. Luckily for them, they didn’t have to travel too far as we also rewilded the green space outside our office with wildflowers!
Did you know? Unlike mammals, bees don’t hibernate in the winter. Instead, the winter bees huddle together and vibrate their bodies to keep warm protecting the Queen in the centre. Depending on the outside temperature, the circle of bees will either constrict or loosen to keep heat in the hive.