Behind the scene
My name is Jenna Lambert, a French settled in London for more than 4 years.
During an introduction to beekeeping, I have discovered that the number of urban beekeeping is continuously growing due to a people’s and companies’ keen interest for sustainable development and beekeeping. Yet, the food available for the increasing number of beehives is not sufficient and for this reason, it puts all bees and pollinators under threat.
In honour of the joys of living
We are all filled and inspired by those we love and by the days, feelings and images that leave their imprint on us.
I remember spending my childhood in my family gardens and spending hours looking at nature and insects make their lives. It has always been restful and inspirational to me.
My grand-parents' farm was set in a bucolic environment that has miraculously remained intact for over a century. This haven of tranquility has always been an ideal getaway for a sunny afternoon where the stresses of city living and everyday realities were completely left behind. Somewhere where all the family and generations could reunite. A place away from the frantic place of our "modern" lives, in which we are all so "connected" and yet disconnected from the essential link that keeps us in touch with nature. Their farm and especially the garden has always been for me a place devoted to nature, time and consciousness.
Les Butineuses is the first step in the promise I made myself to follow my grand-parent's footsteps in living in harmony with nature and to cultivate a lifestyle that invites you to take your time. Slow down.
The simple statement that we are our choices inspired me to find a response to the unprecedented time we are experiencing. May we never forget what defines us.
I decided to create Les Butineuses after attending an introduction to beekeeping. During that course, I discovered that the number of urban beekeeping is continuously growing due to people’s and companies’ keen interest for sustainable development and beekeeping. Yet, the food available for the increasing number of beehives is not sufficient and for this reason, it puts all bees and pollinators under threat.
In addition to that, both bees and plants hone in on specific weather cues. But with the climate change and with weather patterns and temperatures shifting beyond the norm, plants and bees may become out of sync, resulting in bees emerging long after the plants are ready to be pollinated. So, it is important to make sure that bees can found plants at any one time.
While I have always had the strong belief that we must return to the essentials and we should favour a sustainable and holistic living, I decided to turn the difficult time of being lockdown into positive one and put into action my desire to create Les Butineuses.
In this pandemic time, giving a little bit back and appreciating what life offers us every day has become more challenging. Growing your own plants can be seen as a therapeutic solution.
With the aim that each of our decisions and actions must resonate in each of us, I have created Les Butineuses:
- In response to anxiety and stress that the current situation is creating.
- In the belief that we can and must be more self-reliant