Did you know that bees are the most important farm animals next to cattle and pigs? We didn’t either. But Ann and Julia Böning from Hamburg sure do. The two of them love bees and are aware of their importance in our ecosystem. Keeping Albert Einstein’s analogy in mind (no more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man), they founded the urban honey farm Golden Girls Honey on the rooftop of their post production company Fotomaki Retouching – and there’s been quite a buzz ever since. Ann and Julia trained as beekeepers and now are fighting proactively against death and extinction of bees. That way they get a break from their otherwise rather digital daily retouch routines and can enjoy their love for nature and simultaneously contribute to a sustainable future. At the end of hard work stand wonderful and very tangible products indeed: smooth and creamy honey, well tolerated beeswax, and – to spread their idea – the Golden Girls also sell bee-friendly seeds. The great thing about bees is that they not only ensure our survival, they also make our lives a lot more colourful. As long as provide a habitat for them, they can keep providing us with flowers and herbs for cooking. Pretty good deal, don’t you think?
Golden Girls Honey – Urban Bee Keeping | Holländische Reihe 33A, 22765 Hamburg | Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm |