In December 2014, Crone & Co decided to skip the annual Christmas card in favor of supporting a good cause. We asked our Facebook friends which cause they thought we should support and the majority recommended Bybi.dk (urban bees), since they do well for the city, the environment and people.
Bybi works to establish a sustainable urban honey industry that creates new opportunities for people on the edge of the labor market and enables a positive encounter with urban nature for all city dwellers. Their activities gives their employees and trainees a role in a growing and diverse honey industry, as for example sellers, mentors or independent beekeepers.
Bybi works in partnership with private businesses and social projects across all sectors to create synergy and growth. Bibi is a democratic organization that actively involves their members, and it is a not-for-profit membership association.
Since the establishment of Bybi in 2011 millions of urban bees have visited the city’s window boxes, chestnut trees and allotments. Bybi give the bees a home on the rooftops of the city and trains homeless and asylum seekers as beekeepers.
Crone & Co sympathize with the values of Bybi and find their many projects interesting and good giving. Therefore Crone & Co have decided to support the further work of Bybi. In collaboration with Bybi, Crone & Co have chosen a good Bybi project to support.
For a long time Bybi has wanted to start collecting pollen but they have not had the right equipment for doing so. Therefore Crone & Co sponsors four pollen traps, which allows Bybi to collect pollen for the first time.
Pollen contains a lot of protein and other vitamins, and has as much diversity as honey – each neighborhood and season will produce a unique flavor and color. Bybi will use pollen in their workshops and presentations, and they will sell some to local restaurants. This will help finance their activities with the homeless and other people at the edge of the labor market.
Crone & Co are pleased to help kick start this project and will follow the process with excitement. We hope you will as well.