Bentley adds 120,000 workers - honey bees buzz into Crewe

Published: 31 July 2019

► Bentley recruits 120,000 new workers
► New flying bees: hives and honey pots
► Part of biodiversity plan at HQ 

Bentley Motors has unveiled a new kind of flying B: it's added 120,000 new workers in the shape of two new beehives at its Crewe headquarters.

It's all part of a new biodiversity initiative in Cheshire and the luxury car maker has partnered with local beekeepers to install the hives on grassland at the edge of its factory complex.

Bentley says the colonies of British Apis Mellifera honey bees have the potential to produce 30kg, or 100 jars, of honey. It is not clear whether the Bentley honey will be sold on Bogof offer to sweet-toothed Bentayga customers...

One of two Bentley-branded hives at Pyms Lane, cared for by local beekeepers

Peter Bosch, Bentley’s manufacturing chief, said: '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.

'Bee 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.'

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