A total of 3 million honey bees have found a new home on our natural off-road terrain. Bees are highly endangered – half of the 560 species of bee that live in Germany are threatened with extinction. According to information from the German beekeeper’s association (Deutscher Imkerbund), bee colony numbers have fallen from 2.5 million in 1952 to fewer than one million today.
In April of this year, Porsche doubled its number of bee colonies from 25 to 50, meaning three million honey bees now live at the Leipzig site. The spring blossom honey called Turbienchen® is now available to purchase again in the Porsche Leipzig customer centre shop.
In Germany, bee populations have been at risk for decades. Due to their importance for biodiversity, bees are protected by the German law for nature conservation (BNatSchG) and the German ordinance for species protection (BArtSchV). In particular, there is a lack of suitable habitats for these creatures. “The natural landscape at Porsche Leipzig offers the ideal conditions for our honey bees. There is a diverse range of blossom available all year round – from willow and wild fruit to hawthorn”, says Gerd Rupp, Chairman of the Executive Board at Porsche Leipzig Gmbh.