MAY 2024

The first birthday of Nautiqus bees!

Note – at the end of the text again a surprise – this time a gift!!

For years, we have emphasized pro-environmental measures and a policy of socially responsible business. A few years ago we replaced our car fleet with hybrid cars, and for years we have been developing IT solutions, one of the goals of which is to eliminate paper documentation. We are also involved in a forest restoration campaign. A year ago, we decided to additionally focus on helping bees.

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live”
– Albert Einstein.

Our cooperation with “Sadecki Bartnik” Apiary Farm began many years ago, we export their honey to the world. Now we are celebrating the anniversary of the apiary’s sponsorship together. Thanks to this cooperation, we have adopted 2 beehives, which are home to nearly 50 thousand bees. The hives are located on the territory of the Apiary Farm, right next to the API-houses used for apitherapy, or treatment with bee products. The insects are cared for by experienced beekeepers, whose commitment and knowledge provide the best conditions for the bees to thrive.


“Nautiqus bees will pollinate a lot of flowers and plants at our apiary farm. Each bee colony will be able to produce 20 to 30 kg of honey per year says Krzysztof Kasztelewicz, a member of the board of directors of Sadecki Bartnik Apiary Farm.

This unique collaboration not only contributes to the health of our ecosystem by increasing bee populations and pollinator activity, but also promotes environmental awareness among our employees, customers and the community.

“We hope that this bee-related cooperation will last as long as the previous one, and that our environmental efforts will bring long-term benefits to the planet,” comments Dominik Popiel, CEO of Nautiqus.

We encourage you to take action to protect bees:

  • Plant honey plants: planting flowers that attract bees, such as lavender, cornflowers or marigolds, can provide them with access to nectar and pollen, which supports their population. **
  • Avoid using pesticides: Pesticides can be harmful to bees, disrupting their nervous systems and affecting their ability to gather food. Choose alternative methods of crop protection, such as growing pest-resistant crops.
  • Set up urban apiaries: If you have access to adequate space, you can set up an apiary on a rooftop or in a garden, which will provide beekeepers with more places to keep bees.
  • Educate others: Share knowledge about the importance of bees in the ecosystem and how everyone can help protect them. You can organize workshops, presentations or share information on social media.
  • Limit the use of lawns: Instead of keeping large areas of lawn, you can plant wildflowers or create natural areas that will attract bees and other pollinating insects.
  • Support local beekeepers: Buy honey and other beekeeping products from local beekeepers to support their operations and encourage sustainable bee keeping.
  • Install insect hotels: Build insect hotels to provide shelter for bees and other insects such as wild bees and bumblebees, especially in urban areas where natural habitats are limited.
  • Bee-friendly gardens: Design your gardens to be bee-friendly by providing a variety of plants that bees can use throughout the growing season.
  • Maintain biodiversity: A biodiverse environment provides a variety of food sources for bees. Avoid monocultures and promote plant diversity.
  • Get involved in community action: Join bee conservation groups, sign petitions, attend events and act locally to influence political decisions about environmental protection and pollinators.

** Helping bees can include creating flower meadows with honey-producing plants. In addition to collecting nectar for honey, bees also obtain food for themselves from the flowers, which provides them with energy to work and survive.

Such a “meadow” can be created both in the garden and in a pot on a terrace or balcony in the city!


Write to us at:, and we will send you a sachet of honey plant seeds for bees. Get involved with us to help the bees!

The mixture of seeds of honey-giving flowers includes: goldenrod, barberry, comonica, sweet clover and lemon balm.

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How to do it?

  • Ideal sowing date is April/May.
  • Store seeds in a dry and shady place before sowing.
  • Sow seeds on previously prepared soil.
  • Don’t forget to water regularly:)

Below we present “bee trivia”

  • Bees are a species of insect that was domesticated back in ancient times.
  • During flight, a bee can reach a speed of 40 km/h and make about 200 wing beats per second.
  • The bee produces only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey during its lifetime.
  • The bee has a , “time clock” that tells it at what time a particular plant nectars.
  • Bees communicate with each other by dancing.
  • Bees can’t see the color red.
  • The worker bee can carry a weight three times its own.

And most importantly – about 30% of the food worldwide consumed by humans comes from plants pollinated by bees!

How long do bees live?

The life of bees depends on their role in the colony and the season. Here are the usual lifespans of different types of bees:

  • Queen bees: Queens can live from a few months to even a few years, depending on conditions. Their main task is to lay eggs and maintain the colony.
  • Bumblebees: although bumblebees are a type of bee that lives shorter than honeybees, their life cycle can vary from species to species. Some bumblebees live only a few weeks, while others can live for several months.
  • Worker bees: Worker bees, which make up the majority of the population in a hive, typically live from a few weeks to several months. However, their lives can be much shorter during periods of intensive nectar and pollen collection, when they are more vulnerable to wear and tear.
  • Honey bees: During the winter, honey bees, or worker bees, can live from a few months to several months, depending on their food supply and hive conditions. In summer, on the other hand, their lives can be much shorter, from a few weeks to several months, depending on the work they do.

It is worth noting that bees are exposed to various threats, such as diseases, parasites, and human activities, which can shorten their lives.