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Bybi Social Cooperative, Denmark

4 February 2014

Bybi (pronounced “Bjubee”) which means City Bee in English, is a Danish social cooperative enterprise that employs no less than 3 million bees! The busy bees help to improve the urban environment and unlock the social and economic benefits of sustainable beekeeping and honey production in beautiful Copenhagen. In addition, the profits made by the Bybi employees are reinvested in the cooperative’s social and environmental activities.

The nine people behind Bybi have, since its beginning in 2010, developed a unique social responsibility partnership with a number of Denmark’s top businesses. Danish enterprises adopt Bybi’s beehives, which are placed on their rooftops or in their grounds. Obviously Bybi makes sure everyone feels comfortable with the small buzzing employees, and uses the apiary to train the long-term unemployed, homeless and people with alcohol and drug problems in beekeeping and honey production. Visit the Bybi website here: http://bybi.dk/

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Service Producers' Cooperatives

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1030 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 543 1033, fax: +32 2 543 1037
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