The Nautiqus bees will pollinate flowers and plants at their apiary farm while each bee colony will be able to produce 20 to 30 kg of honey per year
|Nautiqus SP. Z.O.O., a Coop member in Gdynia, Poland, has adopted two beehives which are home to nearly 50,000 bees. Nautiqus has a long-standing policy of socially responsible business and places a strong emphasis on environmental activities. The hives are located on the territory of the Sadecki Bartnik Apiary where the insects will be cared for by experienced beekeepers.
“Concern for the environment and the promotion of green attitudes is one of the elements embedded in our corporate responsibility activities. We replaced our car fleet with hybrid cars a few years ago, and we have been developing IT solutions for years to eliminate paper documentation. Now we have decided to focus additionally on helping the bees,” comments Dominik Popiel, CEO of Nautiqus.
Poland has nearly 10% of all the hives in the European Union. The number of beekeepers and the number of bee colonies is steadily increasing. Moreover, the increase in the number of bees is also largely due to the approach of companies which are paying more and more attention to the role of bees in the ecosystem in their CSR activities.
Mr Popiel further adds, “It is estimated that up to 70 per cent of the world’s agriculture depends on bees. When there are no bees, there will be no pollination – there will be a shortage of plants, then animals…. Unfortunately, their situation is getting worse all over the world due to climate change, pesticides and habitat loss. Environmentalists and conservation organizations are increasingly calling for action to save the bees.”
The Nautiqus bees will engage in the vital task of pollinating flowers and plants. Remarkably, each colony of bees has the capacity to generate an impressive yield of 20 to 30 kg of honey annually. The cooperation of Nautiqus with Sadecki Bartnik Apiary lasted almost 10 years. So far, this has included honey exports to the UK. They are expecting that the present partnership with the beehives will last just as long.
Congratulations to Nautiqus for their commitment to a greener future!