08/09/2018

Help the bees!

We know how important bees are. Our client, DB Schenker, knows it too; the employees from their branch in Rzeszów have organised an educational event to raise awareness about the bees’ importance for nature. The event was held on 12 August in Kłapówka forester’s lodge in Werynia, Poland.

Why are bees so important?

DB Schenker volunteers, alongside their partners, Forest District in Głogów Małopolski, Nestle and Allepszczoła representatives, organised a special event to promote beekeeping. The event creators prepared special showcases of beekeepers’ work and equipment. Guests could also build a hotel for bees, as well as take photos in a beekeeper’s suit. There were also outdoor games and a kids zone with cotton candy, a slide and games organised by the entertainment team. Women from the Farmers’ Wives’ Association in Werynia treated the guests to delicious regional food. The Beekeepers Association in Rzeszów took patronage over the event.

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would only have no more than four years to live.”

Albert Einstein said that “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would only have no more than four years to live.” This is no exaggeration. It is estimated that through pollination, bees contribute to over 75% of global food production. According to FAO, bees pollinate 71% of the 100 species of cultivated plants which constitute 90% of all food on Earth. It is thanks to them that we have tomatoes, apples, raspberries, plums, currants, garlic or berries, to name just a few. For some time, however, the bee population has been decreasing. There are multiple reasons for this process and the need to help the insects is becoming more and more urgent. Local governments, non-governmental organisations and companies are all joining forces for the cause.

Green Time for Help

The event was organised within the Time for Help corporate volunteering program. For the last decade, DB Schenker employees have come up with projects focused on environmental protection, improving safety and building relations with local communities. In winter, they organise Christmas Time for help,” while in the summer there’s the “Green Time for help” initiative. Both clients and suppliers are welcome to join the programs. So far, there have been over 500 implemented projects and over 600 people involved in each DB Schenker Time for Help program, which gives our client a huge amount of experience and knowledge to share with everyone.

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