Logistics and Bees – A Sustainable Connection
Thousands of little busy bees have recently moved into our sites in Mülheim an der Ruhr and Passau. In the truest sense of the word. We now have a number of hives with around 100,000 bees on our premises and we are thrilled by the impact these little insects have on nature. But what do bees have to do with logistics anyway? And why did we decide to keep our own bee colonies?
The logistics Experts
To put it in a nutshell, bees are born logisticians. The buzzing insects work together with their own conspecifics in a more targeted manner than almost any other species. The work processes are perfectly organized; from brood care to foraging, each worker has her task and if a productive flower meadow is not manageable for one bee alone, she communicates and tells the others where a lot of prey can be found with little effort. This, or at least something similar, is also how logistics works. Structured processes and a reliable partner are indispensable for smooth logistics. With more than 30 years of experience, we operate in a collaborative and supportive network and are thereby flexible and efficient like a beehive.
Did you know that bees have an enormous impact on the environment and us humans?
They not only pollinate flowers, but are also indispensable for our agriculture, as two-thirds of our food crops depend on pollination. But the pollination of wild plants is also important, because they are the basis for very many insects, birds and mammals. Thus, they also contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and keep our entire ecosystem in balance.
Unfortunately, bees are still threatened with extinction due to, among other things, the use of pesticides and herbicides in agriculture, habitat loss due to human development, and climate change.
After asking ourselves what contribution we can make to nature, we came up with bees. So, among other projects, we decided to set up our own beehives at our logistics sites. By establishing bees, we not only want to contribute to the preservation of the environment and set an example, but there is also a sweet side effect: namely, we also produce our own honey.
The connection between logistics and bees shows that common ground can be found even in seemingly different areas, and that as a company you can do something good for nature by taking even simple steps.
We see it as our responsibility to do something for the environment and want to set a good example. Only together can we make a difference and help preserve our environment and agriculture.