„Bee or not a bee?"

Today students answer that question only in rare cases. Talking about bees in general we think about honey bees and forget their wild relatives. Our relationship about bees is ambivalent: Honey from the literally diligent honey bee almost everyone likes. We also like fruits and berries which arise after the pollination of bees. However some fear their sting.

Main aims of the actions 

  • learn about wild bees and solitary living flower wasps and about opportunities for survival assistance for this protected group of animals
  • meet the hymenoptera wasps in the ecological structure
  • acceptance of responsibility in the conservation area
  • get to know about social insects. For example: Honey bees
  • learn about the honey bee as an important livestock
  • get inside into the modern honey beekeeping


Actions for bees and wasps

A 1 Diversity of bees and wasps 

Knowledge in species, ecology of flowers

A 2 Build nest sites to help hymenoptera

Habitat requirements, assistance and measurements

Action 2.1: Nesting wood out from round wood
Action 2.2: Nesting wood out from timber
Action 2.3: Nesting wall
Action 2.4: Dead wood or rotten apple
Action 2.5: Snail shells
Action 2.6: Open Floor or sandy areas
Action 2.7: Drywall
Action 2.8: Bumble Bee Box

A 3 Breeding activities of bees and wasps

Development, living

A 4 Help bees and wasps with flower variety

Nectar sources, assistance

Action 4.1: Garden plants for the observation of bees and wasps
Action 4.2: ruderal and arable wild plants for observation of bees and wasps

Actions for honey bees

A 5 Honey bees as a pollinator


A 6 Living bees in the classroom

Bee as livestock, beekeeping

A 7 Visit the beekeeper

Bee as livestock, beekeeping

A 8 A swarm of bees in the schoolyard

Observation of the inner life of a bee colony

List of contact people for bees and wasps

In den meisten Landkreisen Bayerns gibt es sogenannte Hornissen- und Wespenberater. Zur Beratung sowie bei Problemen mit Wespen- und Hornissennestern an der Schule oder deren Umfeld sollte der Kontakt mit diesen gesucht werden. Adressen sind über die Unteren Naturschutzbehörden der betreffenden Landratsämter in Erfahrung zu bringen.

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