For the last 5 years, Burges Salmon have partnered with Lawrence Weston Community Farm (LWCF) charity. This exciting new initiative will see a Burges Salmon beehive installed at the farm. Employees will be learning about biodiversity and engaging in bee-related volunteering activities, including assembling the hive, maintaining it regularly from Spring to Autumn, extracting honey and more.
Two employees visited last month to learn about honey extraction. Next month, members of the Construction & Engineering legal team will be volunteering at the farm alongside one of their clients. Part of their job will be to build the hive, which is made from British Western Red Cedar. Furthermore, during October beekeepers will visit Burges Salmon to give a talk about biodiversity, bee keeping, etc. All this follows a successful project in 2021, when the firm installed two beehives on the roof of the Edinburgh office, recognising that honeybees play a vital role in our ecosystem, pollinating flowering plants, trees and crops.