Marks & Spencer beehives have been installed at a number of the sites Norbert Dentressangle operates for the retailer.
The aim is to increase the country’s bee population, which has been declining, by one million by the end of the summer.
Hives have been installed at sites in Warrington, Sheffield and Neasden with teams of Dentressangle volunteers receiving classroom and apiary field training to learn to care for their colonies, each comprising around 36,000 bees.
In addition to the Norbert Dentressangle sites, staff at a further five M&S distribution centres across the UK have also learned bee keeping skills to house apiaries on site as part of Plan A.
Richard Gillies, director of Plan A at Marks & Spencer, said: “M&S works closely with its suppliers to help us to achieve our Plan A goals and we are thrilled that our distribution centres across the UK have taken this step to benefit their local area.”