We have been keeping bees at our Canberra office since 2013. What began as a fun sustainability initiative has grown into something that produces honey gifts for clients, inspires sustainable design, and even created the name for our company intranet, Hive.
While we mostly do this as a fun sustainability initiative, there is also a serious side to this project. Bees are critical to agriculture and the broader environment, and are experiencing a global decline. In addition to raising awareness around the plight of bees, we have contributed to scientific research and global design projects to create sensor-enabled beehives.