When we talk about animals that need protection for Wildlife Conservation Day, tigers and polar bears spring to mind. But a lot of people don’t know that bees also need protection and may die out if we don’t act now.
Factors such as climate change, pesticides and habitat loss are putting bees at risk. If bees lose their homes, they can’t reproduce and pollinate meaning certain plants, and some of our favourite fruit and vegetables, will die out.
As part of our dedication to green tourism and sustainability, we want to do our part to save the bees and have invited over 20,000 friends to bee our guests with special accommodation on Apex City of Bath’s exclusive bio-diverse roof space.
The Apex Bees have been housed in winterproof, insulated hives to keep them comfortable in the colder months and, in Spring, will be moved to new wooden hives and able to enjoy the fantastic green bio-roof and green spaces that surround the hotel.
Michael Musgrave, General Manager of Apex City of Bath said:
“It’s due to the success of our bio-diversity green roof project that we were able to introduce our new guests to the space. We’ve worked with local beekeeper, Daniel Job, to ensure that the Apex Bees have the best environment to thrive in.
We’ve been able to house 20,000 now and hope to take another 2,000 in spring. We’re delighted to be doing our part in saving this important species and help fulfil our green tourism commitments. We’re also looking forward to having our own honey soon for guests to enjoy at breakfast.”
We're hoping that our new friends will be comfortable and bee themselves. We're going to celebrate with a hive five!
Our journey has just bee-gun. Stay tuned in Spring for updates and more teri-bee-le puns!