As a newbie with my new bees, there is a lot to learn. The bees are great teachers – they give immediate feedback! If you don’t listen well, you feel it straight away! The first stings are a fact… (and a new working suit is on its way, just to be sure…)

It is also great to see the world with different eyes.

Whereas the 21st of June usually meant early summer to me personally, it means to the bees heading towards year end.

The days are getting shorter; the populations slowly start to prepare for winter.

Late July-early August, I will harvest the honey from my bee hyves. From then onwards, a new cycle will start. I will keep you posted!

Arrival of the bees

It is June 2017 and I am back home am Arlberg. After the great bee keeping course in Imst last year, it is now time to welcome thousands of new friends in Pettneu am Arlberg. They come from Pitztal and their new houses have been carefully prepared:

A new, amazing, fascinating world opens up! After mega adventures with mountain gorillas in Virunga, the tiny honey bees in Tyrol are keeping me busy these days.

More updates follow.