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Woolston distribution centre a hive of eco activity
10:30am Tuesday 31st July 2012 in News
AROUND 180kg of honey is being produced by 36,000 bees at a Marks and Spencer distribution centre.
Six beehives were installed at Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK which has a base in Woolston.
It is part of a joint green campaign between the distributors and the shopping giant.
A team of 10 Norbert Dentressangle volunteers was given classroom and apiary field training to learn how to take care of their colony of 36,000 bees.
The bees spent the winter months hibernating, but staff are now looking forward to tasting the honey produced on site for the first time.
John Mitchell, general manager at Norbert Dentressangle in Kingsland Grange, said: “After establishing the colonies last year we are now looking forward to being able to collect honey for the first time this summer which we intend to sell to employees.
“All proceeds will then go to the sports and social committee which supports a number of employee-nominated charities locally.”
It is part of M&S’s Plan A environmental drive.