Scholz & Volkmer is on board with this and has made room for three bee hives with around 30,000 bees in the grounds of its premises. With the help of a beekeeper friend, employees learned the skills necessary to look after the insects.
The bees fly about a two-kilometre radius to bring the pollen back to their hives and produce delicious honey – around 100 kilos per year. Scholz & Volkmer employees can vouch for the taste as they are the ones who get to enjoy it. The honey is not sold but given to colleagues and clients. Within one year 160 busy workers became 80,160 busy bees and so far they all seem to be getting on rather well.