Inspiring and educating is what we at Bee1 are all about, with all of our initiatives designed to promote the importance of bees. This is why we were thrilled to receive the below testimonial from Jon Lembley; an A&E Consultant who attended our basic bee handler course:
“A few months ago I had a few opinions of bees. Firstly, they are pretty cool….but from a distance. Secondly they were pretty aggressive if approached and finally…..I quite like honey.
Since then I attended a basic bee handler course promoted by the Swansea Bay Health Charity and delivered by Mark from “Bee1″. This was part of a push to improve the well-being of trust staff in the shadow of an international pandemic. I learnt how a bee lives, dies and reproduces. I discovered how a hive works and how to work it. I gained experience in operating around bees. As a result of this whole initiative I have made some strong friendships, experienced so much and actually started my own colony and apiary at home. This has reduced my own carbon footprint, improved my local eco system and allows me to show my son how to interact with the environment in a positive way.
The link between bees and health isn’t always evident and I had to hunt to find it. However once found it is haltingly obvious. Bees are the foundation, custodians and developers of our eco system. They pollinate and generally have a profound impact on the ecosystem round us. As a Consultant in Emergency Medicine I prescribe many drugs that originate from plants, the air we breath is filtered through plants and the food we eat almost exclusively wouldn’t be possible without these superhero bees.
Mark and Bee1 have achieved quite remarkable things already. They have impacted schools, businesses and organisations to embrace not only bees but in reducing their carbon footprint. I can’t commend what they do highly enough. If any business wanted to reduced their impact on the environment and improve the well-BEE-ing of their employees in one sweep I would recommend you get in touch.”