Honey bees are our nature park ambassadors

Looking after the busy bees

Bees are vital for our forest because they are excellent pollinators and make an invaluable contribution to biodiversity.

The philosophy of our nature park and our beekeeper is very simple: we want to bring people as close as possible to honey bees and their products. This is how we propagate the knowledge of how all of our visitors can easily make a contribution to maintaining a healthy environment.

Bees as nature park ambassadors

Since 2015, our visitors can observe our honey bees next to a platform along the salamander trail. On certain dates our beekeeper "Bieno" Benno Karner offers to look over his shoulder to observe his work with busy bees. You can also become a sponsor of one of our beehives, then get your own honey. Our beekeeper will be happy to inform you on his website www.bieno.at.

In addition to our existing beehives on the "Above View" platform, since summer 2019 we have built more beehives and an observation area on the restored Schöffelstein meadow, and since 2021 we have launched the "Humming Nature Park" project at the Nature Park Center.

Our nature park honey has the Austrian Nature Park quality mark "Naturparkspezialität".

You have the opportunity to purchase honey from our bees in the park office during opening hours: a 250 g jar costs € 5.50, a 500 g jar costs € 7.50. We are happy to take empty jars back.