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15. May 2020 - 31. August 2020
The big haul – swell!
Stadthaus terrace

Bees on a honeycomb
Bees on a honeycomb
Photo: SP/Stadthaus
Finally – it is that time of the year! Our bees have returned to the Stadthaus – for the seventh time! This year they have moved into a new property that has been designed to tie in with the exhibition ‘Taking Flight to a World Beyond’.

Taking flight from their summer residence on the Kabinett terrace (level 2), our 200.000 colleagues will spread out to collect pollen and nectar from the trees and ornamental plants in public parks and private gardens or balconies in and around the centres of Ulm and Neu-Ulm. Their area of activity has a diameter of six kilometres. The city is a great dwelling place for our Stadthaus bees, in contrast to more rural areas which are often characterised by monocropping.

Bees and plants of the Stadthaus terrace

Beehive on the Stadthaus terrace
Beehive on the Stadthaus terrace
Photo: SP/Stadthaus

As in the previous years, the plant beds on our terrace will be filled with fragrant spices. Regulars, such as lavender, oregano, catmint, thyme, peppermint and the popular sweet-scented marigold are accompanied by another bee-favourite, sweet basil.

 

The project is in the capable hands of Stadthaus technician and hobby beekeeper Franz Nägele (bees) and landscape architect Annette Schellenberg (plants). Depending on the weather, we will be able to offer the popular Stadthaus honey sooner (from mid-June) or later (end of July). Once it becomes available, we will let you know on our Facebook-page for example – it is always worth taking a look!

Honeycomb from a Stadthaus beehive
Honeycomb from a Stadthaus beehive
Photo: Regio TV/Eva Reuter