In recent years, there has been a dramatic depletion of bee populations. There are many reasons for this. The reasons include the increase in numbers of varroa mites in beehives, a lack of food supply or the increasing use of pesticides. In addition, there is a lack of young beekeepers, who can take on this problem.
The Audi Environmental Foundation supports a project of the Fachzentrums (FZ) Bienen (Bee Research Center) at the Bayerischen Landesanstalt für Weinbau und Gartenbau (LWG) (Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture) in the promotion of beekeeping in schools. The project is aimed at schools that do not keep bees yet.
Playful and multimedia-based - this is the best way to convey even more complex content. The Audi Environmental Foundation supports the Steigerwald Centre for Forest Education with such exhibits.
Research on bee mortality - Smart HOBOS helps here. The high-tech beehive of the Audi Environmental Foundation collects valuable data.
Audi and we4bee start project on behavioural analysis of bees. Beehives transmit huge amounts of data (Big Data) on environmental influences.
The bee research by we4bee and supported by the Audi Environmental Foundation has collected billions of individual data points so far. The first scientific findings are now available.