Bees - flowering areas - biodiversity
Bees, bumblebees, butterflies and the like are irreplaceable. As pollinators, they ensure the biological diversity of plants and animals. But where do these insects find their food nowadays in the monotony of corn fields and green meadows? Most agricultural areas in Germany have become “nectar wasteland”. The food for bees, bumblebees and the like is becoming increasingly scarce. According to recent studies, the biomass of insects in several regions in Germany has decreased by up to 90 percent, and some species have already disappeared completely.
The project is planned with a total of four main topics:
1. Effective creation of bee pastures. These are being built on an area of about 1 hectare behind elobau’s Plant 2. Further areas are provided by a bio-farmer (Schapke) both as a flowering area and deliberately as a “flowering underseed” on a wheat and an oat field. 2. Knowledge transfer for interested residents and pupils, for example through inspections, bee observation, exhibitions or film screenings. 3. Events and information for farmers on how to manage land in a flower-friendly way without economic losses. 4. Practical experience in the form of a “beekeeper company” at elobau, which looks after bee colonies and produces honey under its own direction under the guidance of experts.
The individual projects
Operation bee pastures
Ecologically upgraded areas in the Leutkirch region
Idea: teams of employees look after bee colonies and thus actively contribute to their protection.
Scientific project "Grünlandaufwertung"
The elobau foundation plans to lease 3.3 hectares of intensively cultivated grassland to test various cultivation methods.
Civil campaign Leutkirch Is Blooming 2018
A hands-on campaign for all those who want to add a little colour to their gardens while actively contributing to conservation.