Total Quality Logistics is working hard to promote some of the hardest workers in the ecosystem starting Saturday. That’s when 6,000 bees will arrive to their new homes located on the south field adjacent to TQL’s corporate headquarters in Union Twp., Clermont Co.
Two swarms of bees, each with one queen, will take ownership of their new homes. The hives were hand-constructed by TQL employees last month. Bees were delivered Saturday, April 15th at 11 a.m. TQL’s corporate headquarters is located at 4289 Ivy Pointe Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45245 (park near the basketball court on the south side of the building).
- Bees are essential to the food chain; 1/3 of all food is dependent upon bee pollination.
- Bees are highly valuable to the economy.
- The value of bee pollination to crop production is estimated to be around $20 billion in the U.S. alone (source: American Beekeeping Federation).
- Bees greatly improve biodiversity.
- By pollinating and preferring heavier pollen- and nectar-producing plants and trees to lesser ones, they help ensure the reproduction of the healthiest species.
Seven of the Hylaeus species honeybees were added to the federally-protected endangered species list in September, 2016 – the first bees on the list.
Total Quality Logistics is the second largest freight brokerage firm in the nation. TQL connects customers needing to move truckload freight shipments with carriers having capacity to move them. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the company’s 2016 sales topped $2.3 billion. TQL employs more than 4,200 people in 58 offices nationwide. Connect with TQL on the web, on Facebook or on Twitter @TQLogistics.