Our annual honey harvest saw over 120 members of staff getting stuck into the action!
We have three bee hives on the roof of Innovation Centre and this summer they’ve been busy pollinating plants and making honey. A bee hive consists of several wooden boxes filled with frames where the bees build their honeycomb. We collected the frames at the end of the season, making sure that the bees were left with enough honey to keep them sustained over winter.
As part of the Sustainable City Challenge we invited staff to come and help us harvest the honey. The first job was to uncap the wax from the honeycomb which locks the honey in. We uncapped it with a pronged fork and kept the wax cappings for later projects.