Local Beekeeper, Hugo Zeler, hopes to help save the bees with his latest city-wide rooftop Beehive initiative, Hunneg Këscht.
Hunneg Këscht offers office buildings around the city the opportunity to install beehives on their roofs so that nearby plants can be pollinated. The beehives currently reside in Munsbach, and are transferred to locations around the city when requested.
Each hive has one queen bee and approximately 50,000 bees that can produce up to 20 kilograms of honey annually. Zeler visits the hives in spring and summer to harvest and filter the honey for selling.
The bees are able to collect nectar up to 3 kilometers away, thereby producing different varieties of honey depending on the flora available to them. According to Zeler, the honey in Limpertsberg will have a different taste to the honey produced in Bonnevie or in Kirchberg.
With this initiative, Zeler aims to promote sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation, and the buying of local products. For more information about the project or inquiries about setting up a hive, see here.