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