We work with young people to improve wellbeing and employability through engagement with nature and enterprise. We offer employee engagement and training services to organisations. We make and sell  lip balm, candles and the honey that our half a million bees produce.

This amazing organisation is taking Hackney young people on a journey from sometimes challenging starts to success in business or the workplace. It shows what can be done when committed individuals work together and focus on the positive side of human nature.

 – Meg Hillier MP for South Hackney

The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees

The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees

There are a couple of interesting observations that emerge from the story The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees : a) the myth of leadership in the colony in which the queen dictates over subjects continues and b) animal structures record environmental information.

Market Life Magazine – Golden Opportunities

As well as producing beautiful honey, The Golden Company creates important opportunities for young Londoners whose entrepreneurial spirit might otherwise go untapped. Market Life visits a secret garden in Hackney to watch the latest intake of Bee Guardians begin their apprenticeships. I have an idea that could save everyone an awful lot of time and licence payers’ money. If Lord Sugar really wants a business partner with spirit, commitment and bright ideas he should forget about The Apprentice. Instead, he should take a trip back to his East End roots. Plants and shrubs are not the only things growing in St Mary’s Secret Garden in Hackney. Entrepreneurs are being cultivated here too… read the rest of the article here.  ...

Financial Times – Beekeeping becomes the new Buzz

Financial Times Despite its recent battering, the London Stock Exchange will next month take on thousands of new workers. The new recruits, however, are not traders, but worker bees, as the LSE becomes the latest business to install hives on its premises. Xavier Rolet, LSE chief executive, is enthusiastic about the project… read the full article here....

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