Honey bees can fly up to three miles from the hive when out foraging for pollen and nectar, but in areas that are densely populated or over-farmed they sometimes struggle to find enough food.
That’s why we’re working with railway authorities, community rail partnerships, and local groups across the UK to install bee-friendly flowering planters, fruit tree orchards and micro wildlife gardens on railway station platforms. Yes, platforms. Because we’re all about sharing and that way the commuters can benefit as well as the bees.
Our planters are made using eco-friendly, British pine railway sleepers; we use native heritage varieties of fruit tree; and our wildlife gardens come complete with bespoke bee hotels.
Arranged at station intervals, our bee-friendly spaces utilise existing transport routes with the aim of building a network of pollinator corridors that will link flowering habitats across urban areas and beyond.
‘Your wildflower planters at Barnes station (and I see now elsewhere) are a lovely idea which puts a spring in my step each morning. Thank you – it is much appreciated not just by me but I’m sure by thousands of other commuters!’