About us

The Bienenkiste program is a project of the non-profit organization Mellifera e.V.
It was jointly developed by master beekeeper Thomas Radetzki and Erhard Maria Klein.

Mellifera e.V. – Centre for Organic Beekeeping

Erhard Maria Klein



The Bienenkiste Hive
Keeping bees - simply an naturally!
(Article from »Natural Bee Husbandary/UK«)

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Bee basics

How do bees live, what is the difference between bees and wasps? What can you do to protect the bees?

The Beekiss Hive

Die Bienenkiste

The Beekiss Hive

Letzte Bearbeitung: 11.12.2014
© Erhard Maria Klein (alle Rechte vorbehalten)
Quelle: www.bienenkiste.de


The Bienenkiste ("BEE-nən-KISS-tə", literally "beebox" but we prefer the more delightfully homophonic interpretation "Beekiss") was designed as a relatively low-maintenance approach to keeping bees.

We rely on a minimal level of intervention in the natural life cycle of the bee colony, an approach that emphasizes the integrity and well-being of the colony as a whole while at the same time requiring only a minimal level of initial expertise.

We are sorry that most of the information here has not yet been translated. You can find some English information in the English-language section of the Bienenkiste-Forum. The GoogleTranslate function at the bottom of the page may also be of use. In 2015 we will initiate an English-language website.