From: Sidhil Limited
Published: Sun Jan 17 2010

There are 20,000 new workers busy at healthcare equipment specialists Sidhil's manufacturing site in Halifax, West Yorkshire - but these characters are focused on a very different issue than manufacturing products for the healthcare market!

Two Sidhil employees, Alastair Fry and David Lewis, share an interest in bees as keen apiarists. When they managed to obtain their bees despite the current scarcity, it seemed logical to house the bees on Sidhil's secure site - safe, happy and with easy access to open moorland for the production of delicious heather honey!

With bees are currently undergoing a significant decline in their native population, Sidhil is delighted to be able to make a small contribution to the protection of one of nature's hardest workers.

"Unprocessed honey, straight from the hive, has been used worldwide for millennia to promote healing," stated Alastair. "What's more, it's antibacterial and antifungal, and can be applied to the skin to remove wrinkles and imperfections! Phytonutrients found in honey have been shown to possess cancer-preventing and anti-tumour properties. Even today, honey is used regularly directly onto wounds as a wound dressing."

The sharp decline in the worldwide bee population is still puzzling experts, but bees play an irreplaceable part in the production of some of our most well-loved foods and Sidhil hopes to expand current bee numbers next year to support these creatures and their vital role in the food chain.

For further information about Sidhil Ltd or any products, please visit or contact on 01422 233 000.

Sidhil is the UK's leading manufacturer of hospital beds and ward furniture, community loan store beds and equipment, GP surgery plinths and couches, residential/nursing care beds and furniture, and equipment for daily living. The family owned business has been in existence for 110 years, supporting healthcare professionals and providing specialised, high quality equipment and services quickly and reliably.
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