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HUNGARY Bee happy at VGP Park Győr

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A bee farm has been created on the 2 ha grounds of VGP Park Győr, while bird feeders are also soon to be added to the warehousing park.

The bee farm was planted on the site on Körtefa utca in Győr last autumn. The area, which has been sown with a perennial seed mix, has been serving local bee colonies at full capacity during the spring and summer. Due to the size of the area, the company has been working with food sustainability specialists Syngenta under the ‘Beporzó’ programme, with the approval of the Hungarian National Beekeepers’ Association.

When we design our buildings, we are constantly looking at such sustainability measures as the use of renewable energy and energy saving. When it comes to the management of the land, we focus on biodiversity – not only for the undeveloped areas, but for all space around our buildings after construction. After consulting with beekeeping experts, we decided to create a bee farm in the hope that it would have a positive impact on the ecosystem of the area.
Károly Pálovics, VGP’s country director for Hungary

The number of pollinating insects has declined by 20–40 pct in recent decades, mainly due to the loss of habitat for insects and wildlife and the lack of feeding areas.

In addition to insects, the habitat for birds and mammalian wildlife is also being expanded with the planting of bee farm areas. Experience shows that areas that can be maintained for 3–4 years and will continue to bloom, multiplying the number of wild bees and house bees, as well as the pheasants, quails, rabbits and deer that regularly visit the area.
Szabolcs Benke, an expert from Syngenta

VGP Park Győr is located off the M1 motorway connecting Vienna with Budapest. The three-building complex offers around 51,500 sqm of leasable space.

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