Enhancing Sustainability Through Introduction of Beehive on Site

Construction sites do not usually offer much opportunity for wildlife to thrive, and the plant and insect species on the site area are usually limited.

To support plant reproduction and diversity of pollinators in the local area, Mace installed a beehive on one of their sites, near the office facilities. The bee colony has the capacity to pollinate wild plant species in a 3-mile radius around the hive, supporting them in their reproduction process.

This initiative aligns with the local authority’s policies for enhancing the natural environment. As part of their plan to include more wildflower meadows in the city’s parks and open public areas, the city council have planted and let grow local wildflower species on a cycle and bus bridge adjacent to the construction site. The flowers benefit from the bees’ pollination work, and the bees benefit from the presence of abundant flowers near their hive which limits exhausting travelling.

Two members of the project team are beekeepers in their free time and take care of the bees on site, to ensure they are safe and well.

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