Everyone can do their bit to protect bees – but it’s also a joint effort. Our partner Studio 100 sees it the same way and therefore calls on people to protect the habitat of bees and insects every year in the Klatschmohnwiese project. Maya the Bee is representative of the important diversity of species in our meadows. This year’s motto, “Let it grow,” leaves plenty of room for many actions. We have been involved in three different areas this year.
Greening the roof terrace of the Leipzig Office
Having already planted the roof terrace of our Leipzig office in 2022, we continued to do so in 2023, focusing on even more natural plant life. Wildflower seeds were sown on the beds and additional weather-resistant and insect-friendly perennials were added. The result of the newly created habitat was already evident by mid-summer at our bee hotel, whose closed cavities signal the nesting of wild bees.
Wildflower sowing together with the team Spread Group
This campaign also follows on from the previous year. Our spreadsters at the Leipzig site received free bags of wildflower seeds to sow in their gardens, neighborhoods or balcony boxes. In urban environments, habitats and food sources for insects are needed in many places. Anyone who takes a photo of their flowering variety and submits the picture by the end of August will be entered in a photo competition in which the best snapshots will be awarded prizes related to the topic of bees.
Planting tree beds with Ökolöwe Umweltbund Leipzig e.V.
We would also like to make our contribution to a green and insect-friendly community – in our case Leipzig Plagwitz. For this purpose, we cooperate with the local NPO Ökolöwe Umweltbund Leipzig e.V. and take over a flowering sponsorship for two tree beds. At the end of June, a small team of colleagues worked on the two tree beds near the headquarters and planted perennials on them. In summer, regular watering is a race against the heat and succeeds mainly because of the great team spirit of our employees. We also want to take care of the tree beds in the long term and maintain the habitat for insects.
We are proud that we were able to support our license partner Studio100 and Maya the Bee again this year in the Klatschmohnwiese project and thus make a contribution to the protection of bees and insects.