Show hut presented

A show hive is used for teaching and does not contain live bees or a bee colony. The Bienenkorb Ruhr e.V. has now developed its own show hive. The project came about at very short notice in October and was funded by the German Foundation for Engagement and Volunteering (DSEE).

In the video, club chairmen Sascha Bednarz and Dirk Schmidt explain the elements of the show hut. The photographically reproduced in the frames bee colony can be modified. In a separate video, the possibilities are presented.

Show hive of the Bienenkorb Ruhr e.V. briefly presented.

Deployment scenarios

The show hive can be familiarized with first – without the use of live bees, a smoker and protective equipment. The parts of the hive are all labeled, so that in handling quickly learn the beekeeper language with specific designations.

In addition, some exercises can be done on the bee colony. Thus, the size of the bee colony can be determined using known estimation methods. You can also search for the queen bee. A frame with a marked queen and an unmarked queen can be used.
An exemplary determination of the infestation with Varroa mites can also be made.
All frames are available to demonstrate or practice the setup for honey collection, colony propagation, etc.

The loot can be borrowed from the club.

Thanks go to the German Foundation for Commitment and Volunteering. It has not only made it possible financially to put together the show hive, but has also made it possible to engage – in a corona-compliant way – in the last few months. Despite Corona, the Bienenkorb Ruhr e.V. can operate in this way.
Thanks to our hostess in Wachtendonk, where we could work in the garden and where we also took the pictures. Thanks to the Bochumer Bildungszentrum e.V., which gave us the use of a classroom for the work – also “between the years”.

Alternative link to the video on YouTube:

European Week 2021 – Conference Program

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, the beehive association from Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany) is organizing an online conference on the topic “Wild and honey bees in Europe – ambassadors for sustainable action.”

The conference language is German. Participation is free.

Sascha Bednarz, president of the Beehive Ruhr Association, Germany
Wild and honey bees in Europe – ambassadors for sustainable action, welcome and introduction

Dr. Pia Aumeier, lecture and moderation
Protecting bees with heart and soul: this is how we create a sustainable
basis van het leven voor Maya de bij en haar wilde verwanten

among others

Eckhard Sambeth, beekeeper from Amstenrade, South Limburg, EN
The bee’s role as a pollinator, and: Beekeeping in everyday life

  • Pollination beekeeping in the Netherlands
  • Bijenteeltvergelijking Duitsland-Nederland / Luxemburg

Sascha Bednarz

Europe Week 2021: Our first event as an association

Our young club participated in a competition for the first time and promptly won. The Minister for Federal and European Affairs and International Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia has awarded prizes for campaigns for Europe Week 2021. Europe Week lasts this year from May 1 to 9.

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, the Beehive will host an online conference on “Wild and Honey Bees in Europe – Ambassadors for Sustainable Development.” Registration and participation here via the website.

We become a club

We took the plunge. In November 2020, we established. We are such a real association with statutes, board and treasury. And in January 2021, we went one step further. We have applied for registration in the register of associations at the district court in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

Our goal: We become a non-profit, registered association (e. V.)