Lamborghini is definitely famous for its supercars and luckily, there is a new product currently being developed under the supervision of engineers and test pilots from Sant’Agata Bolognese. Just like many other automakers, Lambo also has side businesses, including rental and finance bureaus, customization shops, event centers, and more. Among them is the production of honey, although not for sale.
In a press release talking about the things Lamborghini is doing to make its operations more sustainable, the Italian supercar automaker said it installed an apiary with about 600,000 bees in its Lamborghini Park in 2016. Annually, the company produces about 950 pounds ( 430 pounds). kilograms) of honey, which is then given to employees for Christmas.
Lamborghini is not the only producer that produces honey. Porsche has a larger bee farm with about 1.5 million bees. During the first year of production of the so-called Turbienchen product, Porsche started with about 882 lbs (400 kg) of honey, which sold in the brand’s factory stores within days. The beekeeping was later expanded to about 3 million bees and Porsche now produces about 2,204 lbs (1,000 kg) of honey annually. Bentley, part of the same Volkswagen Group, also produces honey in the UK.
Another UK-based automaker, Rolls-Royce, has a bee farm with six colonies of about 300,000 British honey bees. Last year, the luxury brand even asked its own staff to volunteer as beekeepers at Rolls-Royce’s headquarters in Goodwood, West Sussex, where the beekeeping is located. The bees create what Rolls-Royce describes as “Rolls-Royce honey,” even though the amount of honey produced each year is far below that of Porsche.
Returning to Lamborghini, as part of the brand’s sustainability strategy, Lamborghini also has a large photovoltaic plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese, which is currently the largest in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. Since 2010, it has saved more than 2000 tons of CO2 to reduce.