Bees: Law firm CMS to launch beehives in its Scottish offices

Law firm CMS is introducing beehives to its Scottish offices and ensuring the supply of enough flowers and nectar-rich trees nearby, with staff given the opportunity to learn the basics of beekeeping.

The plans were unveiled by CMS yesterday, on World Bee Day, with the company signaling its aim to help ‘enhance biodiversity in its local communities’.

CMS said the hives would initially be hosted at its offices in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, London, Bristol and Sheffield, with plans to expand the program to Manchester and Liverpool and finally to its international sites. next year.

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He added that “bee gardens are also created to improve the environment and ensure that bees and ecosystems are well supported”, stating: “In addition to housing the hives, the company will provide sufficient flowers and nectar-rich, pesticide-free trees nearby so bees don’t need to travel significant distances to find food or compete with nearby hives.

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CMS plans to set up ‘bee clubs’, giving staff ‘the opportunity to look after bees and learn the basics of beekeeping from professional beekeepers’.

Barbara Mendler, Managing Director of Operations and Strategic Projects at CMS, said: “Biodiversity ensures that we have functioning ecosystems that are essential for all life on earth. Bees play a vital role in maintaining and promoting biodiversity, pollinating the food we need to survive and many trees and flowers that provide habitats for wildlife. However, their number is decreasing. By bringing bees to CMS, we are doing our part to support our vital ecosystems and enhance biodiversity in the communities in which we operate.

“We want our staff and customers to be fully involved in this… initiative and we will offer them the opportunity to learn about beekeeping and the importance of bees and other pollinators, as well as the ways in which we can support these insects at home.”

Denise W. Whigham