BeautyPro Bees Update | Spring Has Sprung
As you may know, here at BeautyPro we've adopted 400,000 Honey Bees, with a hope to improve environmental diversity and reverse their decline in England.
The amount of honeybee hives has fallen by 73%, with just 270,000 hives left in the UK. Bees are so important to our eco system as they pollinate our flowers, vegetables, fruit and crops allowing us to grow essential foods. So we decided to do what we can to help these numbers grow.
With the help of Bees & Co, we've committed to helping them build 250 new beehives over the next 5 years. Bees & Co have also teamed up with local landowners to sow 250 acres of bee-friendly, organic flower seeds to enhance biodiversity and provide vital food sources for our pollinators.
This month, they got in touch with an update to let us know how our bees are getting on...
The BeautyPro Bees
Spring has sprung, and after a very long and chilly start to 2021, including the coldest April for 60 years, our BeautyPro Bees are doing well! Despite the challenges of the weather so far this year, our Native British Honeybees are coping well with the climate.
Our Beehives are located in the grounds of the Beautiful Burghley House Estate in Lincolnshire, an area of mixed wildflower meadows, ancient woodlands as well as orchards and extensive gardens. A perfect location for bees to thrive.
Throughout the winter, they have been inactive, staying indoors, keeping warm and working their way through their storage of honey. While they have been tucked away, the Bees & Co team have been cleaning the hives, repairing equipment, building new frames and preparing the area to allow the colonies to have a strong start going in to spring.
At this time of the year, our bees will be heading out to collect nectar and pollen from the surrounding flowers in trees, hedgerows, fields and gardens. Our bees have been making the most of this and weekly inspections show that they are collecting a variety of pollen. This can be seen as each pollen is a different colour depending on what type of flowers they are visiting. The more variety they collect, the better source of nutrition it is for them.