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End of the buzzy season: what have the bees been up to?

Beth Cox @ 2023-09-19 12:58:44 +0100

It's been a busy few months for our five colonies of honeybees here at Arena Flowers. They're now coming to the end of their active season, and have been furiously foraging nectar and pollen eat both straight away and preserve for the coming winter. It's not been without its trials and tribulations though... While there has been lots of success, it's not been without it's trials and tribulations.  Initially, all five hives got off to a great start, with each population increasing and workers finding plenty of sources to build up what we call stores. Stores consist of honey (dehydrated nectar)...

The honey bees are plotting: Superseding a queen

Beth Cox @ 2023-06-22 17:51:36 +0100

Our new colonies of honey bees aren't quite so new anymore - they've been at Arena Flowers for just over a month now. How time flies! Four of our five hives are looking pretty well settled from our checks so far. We take a look inside the hives each week during their active period (late spring to early autumn) and there are a few things we look for. Food Vital for any civilisation's survival. A successful looking hive will need good stores of food to get feed them during this busy active period, and also through the winter, and this...

Meet the 'newbees'

Beth Cox @ 2023-05-25 18:04:02 +0100

We're incredibly excited to introduce you to the newest members of the Arena Flowers family. Hot off the back of World Bee Day, we have welcomed five colonies of honey bees to our site to boost the pollinator power in our local area. Two members of our team will be spending the next couple of years learning everything about our new friends and how to help them thrive.  Darleen "It would be an understatement to say I am excited to immerse myself into the captivating world of bees! "What a valuable opportunity to learn about the intricate art of beekeeping,...

The only fair way to do Fairtrade

Beth Cox @ 2023-02-22 16:59:18 +0000
Arena Flowers is the only UK-wide florist that is committed to always paying the Fairtrade Premium.

The UK’s leading ethical business Arena Flowers acquires Patch

John Hackett @ 2023-01-11 10:26:26 +0000

Arena Online Ltd (“Arena”) has agreed to acquire 100% of Patch Gardens Ltd (“Patch”) Acquisition to bring improved value and choice to customers, despite cost of living crisis, with the investment furthering ethical flower and plant delivery across the UK for both Arena’s own brands and third-party white label partners The move onboards another leading name on to Arena’s flowers, plants and gifts tech fulfilment platform; Hyperion™ Octopus Ventures and Forward Partners, two leading UK VC funds,  join Arena’s cap table as part of the journey to deliver future growth   Arena Online Ltd continues to build upon its best-in-class fulfilment...

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