Let us start small – and make a big difference!
Our Shimadzu Bees
With our commitment to the project „beeswe.love“, we are taking over a partnership for a bee colony and are enabling the creation of 100 square meters of natural meadow, the “bee pasture”.
Our commitment may appear small compared to larger projects such as the Porsche bees. But the idea is big since the approach of “beeswe.love” enables everyone to take part in sustainability efforts – whether individuals, small businesses or medium-sized companies.
By starting small, everyone can be encouraged to join in. We want to show with our commitment that everyone can make a difference.
Together we can bee more!
You can be part of our project and support your local bees with bee-friendly flowers.
Our Shimadzu honey is simply award-winning!
Our honey is produced gently by our partner beeswe.love, with care and a lot of love! This has now been sealed officially within the Baden Honey Award (Badische Honigprämierung): The beeswe.love honey was awarded two gold medals by the Landesverband Badischer e.V. A real knighthood for the beekeeping of beeswe.love. Because the anonymous submissions of the honey samples were precisely examined by means of laboratory analysis according to criteria such as presentation, purity, smell, taste or water content. This results in a maximum quality score for beeswe.love blossom and forest honey.
What we always knew is now official: Our honey is excellent! Congratulations to the conscientious beekeepers and our hard-working Shimadzu bees, who of course also played a big part in this success! Go on, bees!
How our Shimadzu Bees started into the spring!
Our bees colony started well in the new year. This year we are again very happy and grateful that our bee colony has successfully survived the winter months. At present, the colonies are still huddled very closely in the winter hive in the snow and frost, with queens and brood protected in the middle. First flights could already be observed on warm days and we are exciting for the soon awakening of nature. We will keep you uptodate with the wellbeing of our bees and their awakening in spring.
There are many reasons to protect biodiversity and nature. This is a few of our sustainability engagements to keep the little insetcts well.
July 2022 – The grass is greener on our side
Thanks to our sponsorship with beeswe.love we were able to create a large bee pasture which is now in full splendor in July! We are happy about all the buzzing and chirping life, countless butterflies, beetles and birds and of course the rich buffet for our bees! Buffet for our bees!
April 2022 – Our bees are healthy and happy
To make sure our bees are doing well, they have a health check once a year. Once we have a health certificate, the colonies can finally move to their new locations for 2022, pollinate the landscape and produce delicious honey.
September 2021 – Together we can bee more
This year, we were also able to do even more for biodiversity ourselves, not only for our Shimadzu bees. As part of our Social Days this year, we supported the Duisburg project "Duisburg hums". A perfect complement to our bee sponsorship. More than 30 colleagues from Shimadzu Germany and Shimadzu Europe planted four flower beds with perennial shrubs on the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Promenade in Kant Park, so that in the spring of 2022 there will be a correspondingly large number of flowers as a food source for early-flying insects, such as wild bees. Under the expert guidance of the "Duisburg hums" project team and Kant's garden, 2,000 perennials were planted. During the preparations, we were also supported by the environmental office of the city of Duisburg.
Dr. Thomas Griebe from the environmental office welcomed us warmly and once again emphasized the importance of working together on these social issues.
March 2021 - We love bees!
In 2021, we will continue to stand up for the environment and nature conservation. Everyone is talking about insect mortality. We act!
By participating in the beeswe.love project, we will take on the sponsorship of a bee colony for another year, as well as 100 square meters of bee pasture, a natural meadow that is a habitat for a variety of animals, insects and plants. For a whole year we will accompany our own bees, care for them, understand them more and more and learn a lot about the protective and fragile cycles of nature.
November 2020 - We look back on a great honey year ...
After the slinging of the summer honey, our beekeeper team could even in this late year still sporadically harvest forest honey, which has a special spiciness and intense taste is a very special pleasure.
We have accompanied our bees, we have observed their behavior and we are amazed at the complexity of bee life. We studied the life on the bee pasture and were happy about so much living diversity! After this bee year a glass of honey has a completely new meaning than before :-)
September 2020 – A real honey feast! Second, fat harvest from the Shimadzu bees!
After a first, already very abundant harvest of spring honey at the end of May, there was another good second! A wonderful summer honey has been harvested and hurled! A big compliment to our beekeeping team and even bigger praise to the hard-working Shimadzu bees, who can now create their supplies for the coming winter without being disturbed.
April 2020 – A truly memorable spring! For humans and bees
While nothing is the same for us humans this spring, it´s “business as usual” for the bees.
Compared to last year, 2020 for bees is running fantastically. Thanks to perfect weather with summer-like temperatures, the table is richly filled for our bees – short-time work with bee collecting mania? Impossible!
Our beekeepers already predict a record honey harvest. This is rare good news for us in these challenging times with social isolation and standstill of public life and Business.
Observing the nature and our bees is also a chance for us of calming down, enjoying the magic of spring, and thus perceiving fresh hope.