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Dive into the fascinating world of beekeeping with us.

The bee colony is not a collection of different individuals - rather it is an independent and well-functioning organism. This is known as "Der Bien" in the beekeeping world. There are three types of bees in a bee colony: the queen, the worker and the drone. Each of these bee creatures has special tasks. You can find out more about the individual bees below. A bee colony needs nectar and pollen to live. From the nectar of the flowers or the honeydew they produce the honey we all know. It is used to feed the bee colony. The collected pollen, which is preserved by adding various enzymes, also serves to feed the brood. This pollen is also referred to as bee bread. Bees produce the well-known propolis from resins and enzymes. It serves as a building material for the bees. It is used to seal leaks in the housing. 

The colony of bees multiplies naturally through what is known as swarming. A new queen is raised in the bee colony. If this is about to hatch, the "old queen" leaves the dwelling with a considerable part of the colony and looks for a new home. The new queen then builds up a new functioning colony with the help of the remaining bees.  This mainly happens in the months of April and May. As a beekeeper, swarming is an impressive spectacle. If such a swarm settles down in your garden, don't be afraid. Just leave the bees alone. The wild clutter in the air stops once all the bees in the swarm have gathered at the spot. If you know a beekeeper, he won't be angry if you let him know. He comes for her with joy. If you are at home in the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland, please use oursswarm alert(Whats App) and let us know.

Our motto is "First the bee - then the honey!"  We are convinced that the cycle can only work in this way. If the bees are doing well, there is also honey. But that also differs from year to year. The weather and many other factors play a decisive role. That is why the welfare of the bees always comes first.

Have fun browsing through the individual bees.



The queen is the only bee that is unique to the colony.
The only task of the queen is to ensure that there are enough offspring.


The workers in a bee colony outnumber them. This is another reason why they are the ones who take on most of the tasks in a bee colony.


Der Drohn  has it "best" in the bee colony. It is there to mate with young queens. But that also has its downsides...


On the following pages we will try to give you a better understanding of how diverse the products of a bee colony are. We also want to give you a few tips for handling honey.

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