Benefits of Bees

Bees are essential for the health of people and the planet, they are perfectly adapted to pollinate – helping plants grow, breed, and produce food.

Having beehives slows the decline in bee population.

Bees produce honey which is good because:

  • It can be used as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial agent in medicines.
  • It can be used orally to treat coughs and colds.
  • It can topically treat burns and promote wound healing.

Bees also produce wax, which is good for:

  • Balms and salves
  • Candles
  • Wood polish / sealant
  • Leather shoe polish
  • Soap

At our head office, we currently have two hives but are looking into a creative new type of hive that can be installed.

We met with our local beekeeper about how the bees produce, work, reproduce and how a queen is chosen. We chatted about the process of the brood and the eggs and that 95% of the hive are females as they do all the work. We also learnt that the male dies once he has fulfilled his duty with the Queen, and that over 2000 eggs can be produced daily!