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.
“After successfully establishing the first colonies last year, this addition is yet more evidence of our commitment to preserving the animal and plant world”, says Gerd Rupp, Chairman of the Executive Board at Porsche Leipzig GmbH. “This year’s honey harvest will be available from the shop in our customer centre this summer and will be called “Turbienchen”. We expect to see a harvest of about 1,000 kilograms”. Last year’s 400-kilogram harvest of lime blossom honey sold out in just a few days.