Last year, kids from the primary school in Briele planted flowers, among many the Evening Primrose and Viper's Bugloss, creating what's known today in the Netherlands as the Honey Highway and which can be admired if one happens to drive on the A15.
Next, this summer, the Rotterdam Port Authority, in co-op with Deborah Post, a biodynamic beekeeper, brought in a swarm of bees to the Maasvlakte in the verge next to the Stenen Baakplein.
"The 5,000 square metres of perennial flowers at the Stenen Baakplein and the flowering shrubs in the Geuzebos should provide sufficient pollen and nectar for the bees to comfortably make it through the winter," Post explained. The aim of this initiative is to reintroduce bees along with bumblebees and butterflies to the Dutch countryside, not least to Europe’s largest cargo seaport.
After all, aren't these creatures, especially bees, the unequalled champions of logistics, their supply chains being a real art of freight forwarding and stevedoring?