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Thousands of bees create buzz at Bentley

Bentley has introduced 120,000 British honey bees to its site in Crewe.

With the help of local beekeepers, two national hives, have been successfully installed on grassland at the edge of the Pyms Lane site. 

The area has been sown with bee friendly wild flowers and borders the Cheshire countryside.

The bees have settled in well, and it looks like they will produce their first honey harvest at the end of the summer.

Each hive has the potential to create around 15kg, or approximately 50 jars, of honey.

Peter Bosch, Bentley’s Member of the Board for Manufacturing explains: “Although our Pyms Lane site is over 80 years old, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our environmental footprint and achieve our goal of carbon neutral operations.

“We already have the largest solar car port in the UK on our site - which means that all of our electricity use is now either solar or certified green – so we’ve also started to look at ways we can use our site to increase local biodiversity.

“Bees populations are in decline in the UK, so installing two hives to help boost biodiversity is a great way to make use of the grassland at the edge of the site. 

“Our honeybees have been bred by local beekeepers with over fifty years’ experience. With their help, we’re checking on them every week and it’s great to see that they’re already starting to produce the first Bentley honey.”

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