Offering Bees a Safe Habitat

Offering Bees a Safe Habitat

Offering Bees a Safe Habitat

Hamburg based nursery Lorenz von Ehren has made one hectare of its tree nursery area exclusively available as a bee pasture/area for bees to replace nectar and pollen.

In doing this, Lorenz von Ehren supports the project "BIENENENBLÜTENREICH" of the network Blühende Landschaft.

Environmentally Friendly Production

"Bees are also regarded as an indicator of environmentally friendly production. So I decided to create areas for bees next to the beehives of the honey bee (Apis mellifera) already standing in our quarters", says Bernhard von Ehren, Managing Partner of the nursery Lorenz von Ehren.

"On the one hand, this shows our sustainable production and, on the other, creates a habitat for endangered species," continued von Ehren.

"On the one hand, this shows our sustainable production and, on the other, creates a habitat for endangered species," continued von Ehren.

Natural Sources of Food

"Our nursery generally offers bees many sources of food and yet the planting of bee nurseries is often disregarded in the discussion about bee mortality," says von Ehren.

"But woody plants such as field maple (Acer campestre), lime (Tilia), chestnut (Castanea sativa), apple tree (Malus in species and varieties) or English oak (Quercus petraea, Quercus robur) are natural sources of food for honey bees, wild bees and bumble bees".

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