Last year, Porsche setup 25 bee colonies in its factory’s off-road area and this year, the German automaker established even more bee colonies.
The initial 25 colonies were established in May 2017, and by December, the 1.5 million bees had produced around 882 pounds (400 kilograms) of lime blossom honey. This year, Porsche continued its involvement in nature and species conservation work by adding another 1.5 million bees to its off-road site, which is a 132-hectare nature area in Leipzig. The company believes this year’s honey harvest will be around 2,205 lbs (1,000 kgs), and once again it will be available for sale. Porsche said last year’s harvest was sold out in just a few days.
Called Turbienchen, the honey will be available from the shop in Porsche’s customer center starting this summer, but there’s no word on how much it costs.
Porsche has been active in Leipzig for the past 18 years and established a sustainable grazing concept from the very beginning. In Germany, bees are protected by law for nature conservation and the natural areas on the off-road site at Leipzig provide the ideal living environment for bees throughout the year, says Porsche. The area features specially created ponds, wetlands, and pasture areas. Along with bees, the grazing paddocks are home to various species of birds, insects, frogs, hares, bats, wild horses, and aurochs.
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