“This week, for the first time, we organized a series of honey harvesting events in our assets, UŠĆE Shopping Center, Navigator Business Center 2, and UŠĆE Towers, where we have positioned beehives,” the company said in a press release. “n these events, we have gathered our business community, their children, and UŠĆE Shopping Center visitors.
“Many of them had the opportunity to see and experience honey production in-live, get in touch with how bees are organized through educational workshops, and taste fresh honey from MPC beehives.”
The company pointed out that bees contribute to biodiversity in urban environments by pollinating and supporting plants and trees’ growth. For these reasons, urban beekeeping has proven to be a natural method for cities to diversify its ecosystem.
“At the end of the process, we are happy to announce that we have collected a total of 130 kg of the honey produced by the bees from our beehives and that we will continue with activities for our communities that raise awareness about bees’ contribution to a healthier environment,” the company added.
Partners in the endeavor were also the Mad Med Association and the Belgrade Beekeepers’ Association (BUP), both of which guided MPC through the process of installing hives and collecting honey
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