On our natural factory meadows, 12 bee colonies are now busy producing their own honey.
Bees are an important part of our ecosystem. Around 75% of all flowering plants depend on pollination by bees for their survival. Albert Einstein is said to have said in 1949: “Once the bee disappears from the earth, man has only four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more people.”
Our healthy diet is based on the fact that bees pollinate our fruit trees and vegetable plants. Indirectly, bees are therefore an important source of vitamins and minerals for us. They are the third most important farm animal after cattle and pigs.
And they do all this for us in high-speed flight. Bees can fly at speeds of up to 30 kilometres per hour at around 250 wing beats per second.
Due to the sealing of many areas in our ever-growing cities, the survival of bees is becoming increasingly difficult. We recognise our responsibility as part of society and have created new habitats for our native bees on our factory meadows.