Recycled Island - Litter Trap Brussels

In collaboration with Audi Brussels and the Port of Brussels a Litter Trap has been installed in the Charleroi Canal in Brussels by the Audi Environmental Foundation and its project partners in March 2019.


We4bee will permanently loan a total of 100 beehives equipped with high-tech sensors to participating schools or other teaching institutions as well as to beekeepers. The online data transmission will create a network of beehives. An app enables continuous access to the measurement results and live data from all bee colonies.

One Young World

The Audi Environmental Foundation wants to contribute to the creation of a network between economy, science and motivated young thinkers and at best facilitate knowledge transfer. The exchange with the young leaders and researchers has enriched the Audi Environmental Foundations mission to support research into new technologies and scientific methods for a livable future.


Exploring the world of the bee

How are honeycombs built? What is the purpose of the bee dance? How does the bee colony super-organism operate? This and other questions about the honey bee (apis mellifera) are answered by Audi Environmental Foundation GmbH and the bee researcher Prof. Jürgen Tautz in their now published book „Die Erforschung der Bienenwelt“ (Exploring the World of the Bee). It sheds new light on the world of this insect species - from swarming right up to the environmental influences to which it is exposed.

The bee is the third most important working animal for man and an endangered animal species. Therefore Audi Environmental Foundation GmbH together with the bee researcher Prof. Jürgen Tautz are committed to bringing people closer to this creature.

The 80-page book, published by Klett MINT, is aimed at all people who are interested in bees. It is based on, among other things, the scientific findings of the interactive HOBOS (HOneyBee Online Studies) project, which has been created by the Würzburg bee research scientist Prof. Jürgen Tautz. For this project, he constructed an online-based laboratory with video cameras, thermal imaging cameras and sensors, in which he used selected aspects to research the world of bees.

Unfortunately, you cannot order this book anymore. Please be advised to write us an E-mail and we will inform you if there will be another run.

E-Book „Exploring the world of honeybee“ for download

Book for young readers - “Abenteuer Leben-Natur-Technik” (Adventure - Life, Nature and Technology)

Book published for young researchers

The design of winglets on airplanes was taken from the eagle, modern cargo ships are powered by wind and the migration of whales is monitored by satellite. These and many other links between nature and technology are explained to young researchers by Audi Environmental Foundation GmbH in their book “Abenteuer - Leben Natur Technik” ("Adventure - Life Nature Technology"). The focus of the book is just as much on the origins and examples of modern technology as it is on the sustainable management of our earth’s resources.

What impact does technology have on our life?

The book contains exciting examples of the interplay between nature and technology. With impressive illustrations and easy-to-understand text, it is aimed at young researchers and should motivate them to think and investigate. The book not only provides a view of the past and the present, but also ventures a look ahead to the future challenges that we face as a result of the continuous urbanization and the growing world population.

Presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the 80-page book describes everyday phenomena and the hidden natural bases of their technology. In 27 sections, young readers between the ages of nine and twelve learn to better understand the world and find clear answers to complex questions such as “Is the half-pipe a perpetual motion machine?”, “What do bees have to do with airplanes and houses?” or “Technology - friend or enemy of the environment?”. The book makes a contribution to environmental education and raises the awareness of children about environmental and technological topics.

Unfortunately, this book is already out of print. Thank you for all your interest.

Bee-research news for STEM education

Exciting assignments with practical relevance

The publication „Aktuelles aus der Bienenforschung für den MINT-Unterricht” (The Latest News from Bee Research for STEM Education) is a teachers’ manual with worksheets. Tailored to the STEM subjects, the publication provides exciting assignments with practical relevance on the topic of bees, in the overall context of “research-based learning”, thereby taking the national curricula into account. The book was introduced at the didacta Education Trade Fair in Hannover at the end of February, 2015. (Grades 7-10 with differentiation)

Ideas and worksheets for your lessons

Generations of biologists have been captivated by the bee as a research object. Your students know bees from their direct encounters with them and from a variety of media. Biology is the subject, in which bees are traditionally covered. However, modern research methods and their findings also provide a variety of reference points for assignments in your Chemistry, Physics, Math and IT lessons. By working through appropriate assignments, your students will discover the relevance of their theoretically acquired skills.

Unfortunately, this book is already out of print. Thank you for all your interest.