In the latest edition of Sustainability Showcase we speak to Mark and Rebecca from Mark the Home Vet, a home visit vet service in Lincolnshire, who adopted a honeybee hive here at the farm as part of their wider sustainability and environment planning strategy.
We sat down with Mark and Rebecca to find out what attracted them to the concept of adopting a bee hive for their business:
We’ve seen a marked increase in people spending time in, and feeling the benefits of, nature. Now is the time for organisations to embrace that fully.
The global COVID-19 lockdown has resulted in a widespread increase of individuals reconnecting with nature: walks in the park; gardening, and socially distanced outdoor meetings being just a few ways that we’ve been able to readily engage with the fresh air; green visual spaces, and plant life.
The surge of interest may well have initially been triggered by suddenly having time on our hands to get that garden sorted; grown your own to avoid reliance on overstretched supermarket supply chains, and providing something interesting and engaging to do while not being permitted to travel or socialise freely.
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Jez’s Honey Farm will hopefully re-open for workshops and experience days in September
My team and I have been keeping a careful eye on the Government guidelines for how businesses can prepare for returning to work following the Coronavirus restrictions, and we’ve put plans into place to help ensure the safety of those working here on the farm and for our guests.
However, our position is unique in as much that we aren’t a public outdoor space you simply wander around. Our workshops and experience days rely on interactive elements and handling equipment key to the success and enjoyment of the day, and while we’re able to mitigate some of the risks, I’m not comfortable with reducing the quality of the experience for you, and some of the perceived potential risk factors.
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