We’re well aware of the plight of the bees, so now the various CEPOVETT sites are home to a collection of hives that can be found near their premises.

This initiative allows our employees to experience our quest for biodiversity first hand. The programme raises awareness of the relationship between nature and the urban environment and is the symbolic guiding principle of the solid commitment the company is making. Bees are an environmental indicator, raising awareness among our stakeholders and thus pushing them towards taking action.

2019 Results

  • Trials against varroa50%
  • Raising awareness of biodiversity among employees80%
  • 20 visits to our hives 40%

An experimental apiary in Madagascar

In 15 years, 30% of bee colonies have disappeared. To avert catastrophe, CEPOVETT-EPSILON has launched an apicultural production scheme in Madagascar.

The production site has 13 Malagasy hives and 11 modern hives, including two very sophisticated Australian models. This new model of hive has a transparent wall allowing us to check the level of honey in the hive without opening it. Pre-formed clear plastic cells, installed on frames fitted with taps, can be split in two for harvesting. When the bees have done their share of the work, we need only turn on a tap for the honey to flow.

  • Madeleine Ferreira, CEPOVETT Group

    "This workplace chicken coop is an original idea and shows us the importance of well-being. I am delighted to be able to make my omelette with fresh eggs from the company's free-range hens. It really makes us aware of what hens eat as well as the need to combat food waste."

    Assistant, Human Resources Department
  • Aurélie Nigon

    "It's just incredible to imagine producing honey on the rooftops of Paris; we're welcoming nature into the city. I'm delighted to be part of this collaborative and meaningful project that highlights the importance of environmental conservation, and the responsibility the present generations have towards the future generations."

    Aurélie NIGON
    Product Manager
  • “Between ethics and aesthetics, art and life sciences, this innovative and meaningful initiative draws on many art disciplines to change our perception of nature. Bees are at risk of extinction, so it was obviously important for me to symbolically represent and highlight their plight and to decorate their homes by painting the walls. I thought of a panda, which is a protected species, as “a guard of the apiary”, itself acting as a protector. It carries a message of solidarity and communion between species”.

    Jessy Monlouis-Bonnaire
    Graffiti Artist, Feel’Ink Custom


Trials against varroa

Development objectives


The diversity of living species

Raising awareness of biodiversity among collaborators


20 visits to our hives