Prime Four’s newest Tenants
60 000 bees occupy the newly built apiary
Prime Four are delighted to introduce our newest tenants to the park - sixty thousand honey bees!
Recognising the environmental impact bees have, our new apiary housing 4 hives, has been built and installed on the wildflower grounds situated between the Apache and Maersk buildings. CNOOC International, Apache, Kingswellies Nursery and Anderson Anderson & Brown have all kindly sponsored a hive and a local bee keeper will maintain and monitor the bee's.
Above: the bees arriving at their new home at Prime Four.
WE NEED BEE'S. They are vital for stable, healthy food supplies. They are key to the varied, colourful and nutritious diets we need and have come to expect. Bees are perfectly adapted to pollinate, helping plants grow, breed and produce food. They do so by transferring pollen between flowering plants and so keep the cycle of life turning. The vast majority of plants we need for food rely on pollination, especially by bees.
BEES ARE IN TROUBLE. There is growing public and political concern at bee decline across the world. This decline is caused by a combination of stresses - from loss of their habitat and food sources to exposure to pesticides and the effects of climate change. More than ever before, we need to recognise the importance of bees to nature and to our lives.