Did You Know Porsche Makes Honey?

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Apr 19, 2018

    you know something? i just might get some. I wonder how the taste of lime blossom honey will compare to orange blossom honey anyway.