How did Pollenize CIC begin?
Pollenize CIC is a social enterprise set up by Matthew Elmes and Owen Finnie in March 2018. The project was started because of a joint interest in bees and both suffering from hay fever; it is said that consuming local honey can help ease the effects of hay fever.
Having been unable to find a local beekeeper, they researched getting their own beehive. After successfully securing a £1500 start-up grant from B2 Enterprise, Pollenize was created. Since then Pollenize have created a network of Apiaries and created ways to include the public in the project.