Category Archives: Programmes

Corporate Colonists

Our Corporate Colonists programme aims to employ the resources and profiles of the country’s best businesses, companies and corporations to support us in our general aims.

We aim to develop a network of Corporate Colonists who share our belief that the revival+survival of the honeybee is not only a worthwhile cause but is now a social and moral imperative that requires far more than grass roots participation.

We aim to attract those at the very heart of corporate society, those with a declared belief and interest in society’s well being, to join us in our efforts.

We believe that the mutual benefits are self-evident.

By linking our Corporate Colonists with the grass roots movements we can humanise the ecological efforts of each business, bringing them closer to the people’s own efforts and helping to create the global movement that is now necessary.

The Corporate Colonists program has two options: On-site or Off-site Colonies. With the on-site option Johnny’s Garden will supply and manage dedicated hives with bees in, on or around your business premises with minimal disturbance or difficulties.

As a Corporate Colonist you will receive your own branded honey along with honeycomb. You will also receive documentation testifying to your participation in our Corporate Colonists programme as well as use of our Corporate Colonists accreditation and branding.

Alternatively an off-site colony allows businesses without to keep bees and own hives at a distance. Corporate Colonists here will receive a reduced quantity of honey but receive full accreditation and information and access to the hives for their promotional purposes.

'…a hive of activity'

With the Johnny’s Gardeners programme we are developing a network of like-minded groups, individuals, companies & organisations who wish to participate in our revival+survival scheme.

We are currently involved with schools, inner-city land-share projects, freeholders and urban gardening groups and local groups in addition to local and international businesses.

We aim to expand this programme through our negotiations with local authorities and church groups and support from the Green Party in Scotland.

The Johnny’s Gardeners Programme is clearly aimed at the practical application of our aims – placing thriving bee colonies in urban settings, as well as further afield, in order to encourage honeybee growth and development.

If a business, individual or group has the will and the land we can place, and manage, their very own hive or simply support their efforts through provision of help and training.

A further benefit of the Johnny’s Gardeners programme is that it provides a vehicle for education and awareness.

Through our involvement with schools and local groups we can encourage a new generation of bee-keepers whilst involving urban farmers all serving to encourage people to think beyond their allotment and prize leeks.