After months of research and planning, SwarmOnline are proud to announce our newest and sweetest product to date – our very own Swarm-branded honey!
And the best thing about it all? It’s all made here, right here, in the SwarmOnline offices!
As part of our recent office expansion, we have taken delivery of three beehives, which have been installed at the back of our main office. And of course, along with the hives come the most important ingredient in the honey making process – the bees!
80,000 (yes, you read that right!) bees are currently hard at work making honey across our three hives. We are hoping that if this side of the business creates some real buzz, we will secure an additional two hives by the end of the year.
“But wait, what about your employees?!” I hear you say. Don’t worry, we have that covered. All our software developers are now required to wear protective beekeeper-style suits while in the office. These suits are very comfortable and lightweight, allowing our developers to carry on working as normal.
Andrew Duncan, our Managing Director, sees this as being a great addition to SwarmOnline’s portfolio of products and services:
“As well as software and app development, one of my greatest passions in life has always been honey. One morning while enjoying a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios, the idea came to me – why can’t we do both! The reaction from the staff has been overwhelmingly positive. Sure, it seems a bit strange to be sharing an office with 80,000 bees, but everyone seems to have gotten used to it. We just need to make sure we all remember to shut the doors when we leave the office!”
Our honey is currently being sold at a couple of shops in Glasgow’s West End, but we recently received some interest from two major supermarkets, so watch this space!