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Our society is in trouble. We face the combined challenges of unemployment, wavering emotional health and increasing competition for scarce resources. But we’re not facing these challenges alone. Our companions the bees are facing their own well-documented battle to maintain their pivotal role in agriculture and the wider health of our planet.
Oliver Maxwell in an entrepreneur who believes in helping both societies – human and apian – at the same time. His beekeeping company Bybi manages a thriving community of beehives on the rooftops of Copenhagen. People from socially disadvantaged backgrounds are trained as beekeepers, maintaining the health and productivity of the bees while developing their own skills and independence.
At Meaning 2016, Oliver shared with us his approach to business – explaining how his commercial operation benefits the people of Copenhagen and the wider environment, while producing excellent honey that generates a healthy profit.