Buzzing about bees at ACC Liverpool

Monday, 20 May 2024

On Monday 20 May, a community of more than 140,000 honeybees are being officially welcomed to Liverpool’s event campus in two brand new beehives, each with its own queen bee. Supported by Wirral beekeepers Sunlight Bees, the hives will be installed in a newly planted wildflower meadow on the site.

The introduction of beehives and wildflowers to the site is an important development on ACC Liverpool’s sustainability journey.  The initiative is a bid to increase the biodiversity on Liverpool’s event campus and showcases ACC Liverpool’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

Habitats in urban areas that include wildflowers, grasses, and flowering plants attract insects and other invertebrates like butterflies, spiders, and millipedes, as well as birds and mammals. Bees pollinate our wild trees and wildflowers, which support other insects, and in turn support birds, bats, and other mammals. By creating bee-friendly environments

To celebrate the installation of the beehives and to mark this year’s World Bee Day, ACC Liverpool is appealing for suggestions to name the queen bees and their hives in a competition launched on ACC Liverpool’s social media channels today. One winner will be selected to name one of the queen bees, with the second being named by ACC Liverpool staff.

Members of the public can see the see beehives at the south end of Exhibition Centre Liverpool. After the hives are installed a live camera feed will be set up so that visitors can keep track of the comings and goings in the bee colony via www.accliverpool.com.

Eddie dos Santos, Director of Operations at ACC Liverpool said:

‘We know how important it is that we minimise the environmental impact of our operations to do our bit to tackle the climate crisis. The arrival of these beehives on site marks a key milestone in our sustainability journey. They have captured the imagination of our colleagues and we hope the public will be equally excited by the development. We’re grateful to Sunlight Bees for their advice and guidance and to our ever-supportive suppliers who have made the project happen.’

This project wouldn’t have been possible without the kindness of our staff and suppliers. Our thanks go to:

  • Sunlight Bees
  • Kimpton
  • Sodexo Live!
  • Ultra Civils
  • Metro rod
  • ADC
  • North West MEWPS
  • AHS
  • AWS
  • Service Graphics

 Notes to editors

To enter the competition, visit @mandsbankarena and @yourecl on Instagram and X.


To learn more about ACC Liverpool’s sustainability journey, and how we plan to reach net zero by 2030, visit https://www.accliverpool.com/visiting-us/sustainability/


For further information, please contact:

Andrea Langley, PR & Communications Manager, ACC Liverpool