80,000 New Employees – One project
With three of their very own bee hives in their grounds, Scholz & Volkmer can prove first hand that you really can profit from the protection of species – Which other employer offers colleagues home-produced honey on their communal breakfast table?
Bees are an endangered species. The decade-long use of pesticides in conventional agriculture has resulted in a huge drop in the populations of insects and that includes bees. They play an important role in the food chain and ecological balance. A further reduction would have serious consequences for both humans and the environment.
More and more people are becoming aware of the problem and are looking for solutions to halt this insidious process. In urban settings, they are setting up bee hives on roofs and balconies in order to protect perhaps our most invaluable species.
Additional qualification: “Bee whisperer” – Several colleagues have taken up a new hobby and trained as beekeepers. By the way, so far nobody has been stung.
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.