A Green Apple for bee keeping

Low Carbon’s bee keeping sustainability project, run in partnership with Plan Bee, has been awarded a Green Apple gold award for its contribution to sustainability and environmental best practice.

The project, which was established in 2015, has seen the establishment of 25 bee hives across five of Low Carbon’s solar farms, housing more than two million bees. The hives were installed to help support a dwindling UK bee population, with the hives also used to raise awareness of the impact of climate change.

The Green Apple Awards were established in 1994 by the Green Organisation as part of an annual campaign to recognise and promote international environmental best practice.

Quentin Scott, Low Carbon’s Marketing Director, said, “We’re delighted and very grateful to receive a gold award from the Green Organisation. This is a fantastic achievement for our team and an important recognition of our commitment to projects such as this to promote sustainability and biodiversity, and to tackle climate change.

“The bee population in the UK has suffered tremendously in recent years, and that has huge implications. Bees are an essential pollinator, and any drop in their numbers has implications for the development and availability of foodstuffs. Projects like ours are essential to both preserving their numbers and raising awareness of what is a demonstrable impact of climate change.”