As we approach World Bee Day on May 20th, did you know…

Mantair regularly uses wooden beehives to house air blowers.  Often, where there is not a building nearby for the air blower to be housed, an alternative solution is needed.  As a result, an innovative solution was found by our team to repurpose beehives, typically used for housing honeybees, to provide shelter for air blowers.

A sustainable and visually appealing alternative.

By utilising wooden beehives as shelters for air blowers, we have found an aesthetically pleasing, functional and sustainable solution.  Furthermore, the natural design of the wooden beehive allows them to blend into the natural surroundings, whilst meeting the practical requirements for the operation of the air blower.

Supporting World Bee Day, May 20th

Mantair’s use of beehives has made us reflect on the importance of recognising World Bee Day.  World Bee Day was designated by the United Nations to raise awareness and strengthen conservation measures on the urgency of protecting bees.

Some key facts (courtesy of the Food and Agriculture Organisation):

  • Bees, along with butterflies, bats, and hummingbirds, are essential pollinators.
  • Pollinators contribute to 35 percent of the world’s total crop production, pollinating 87 of 115 leading food crops worldwide.
  • Nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowering plant species depend, entirely, or at least in part, on animal pollination.
  • Our food security, nutrition and the health of our environment depend on bees and pollinators.
  • In many areas, bees, pollinators and many other insects are declining in abundance and diversity. 

Find out more

We must all play our part in raising awareness and taking action to support the conservation of bees and other pollinators.  These incredible creatures are increasingly threatened by human activities, yet their pollination efforts are fundamental for the survival of our world.  Mantair will be looking into how we can further support this cause.

You can find out more about this year’s theme here.