Television Centre is hosting a colony of busy honey bees on the roof of Studio 1.
Despite having short life spans bees keep our planet’s ecosystem ticking over but recently the number of honey bees has been rapidly decreasing. Initiatives such as this allow bees to live in non-invasive spaces where they are in close proximity to a variety of wild plants – meaning a lot more honey is produced.
The London Bee Company is a small independent business that aims to promote healthy bee colonies in a sustainable and responsible way.
Alistair Shaw, Managing Director of Television Centre said: “We love the idea of having bees on our roof and we hope they will become as busy as we have been in creating a place that they can call home.”
Sameer Ghai, Owner of The London Bee Companysaid: “Being able to have three boxes on the roof of Studio One at Television Centre is amazing. London sites are great for our bees, as they can travel up to three miles and the number of different plants they collect nectar from keeps them happy, healthy and ultimately produces the best honey!”