Linden trees are about to bloom, which will allow bees to produce the distinct and particularly delicious linden bloom honey.
The bees were taken to Zaķusala by the beekeeper Andis Titorenko of the Agricultural Services Cooperative Society Medotava. Bees have already buzzed on the LTV terrace over previous summers, embarassing the employees with their work ethic.
When asked whether the LTV terrace is appropriate for bees, the beekeeper pointed out that this is probably the most appropriate place in Latvia. “Because linden is starting to bloom, and this honey one of the tastiest and rarest,” Titorenko explained.
Beehives were brought out and installed on special stands, then the bees were released into the nearby meadows -- for while the hulking edifice of LTV's HQ is not a thing of great beauty, there are some very pleasant patches of grass and trees in the vicinity.
Every evening, with special control weights, data on changes in the weight, humidity and temperature of hives will be obtained to determine how much honey is about to come. Management have yet to confirm or deny that similar arrangements will in future be made for LTV workers.