bee ‘O‘ monitor
 
.....the project.....
the bee





contact:

Thomas Prohaska
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)
Department of Chemistry - VIRIS lab
Koonrad Lorenz Strasse 24, 3430 Tulln, AUSTRIA
tel.: +43 1 47654 60; 
email: thomas.prohaska@boku.ac.at
viris.boku.ac.at

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The project BEEOMONITOR is designed to explore inquiry based learning in the field of analytical ecogeochemistry and provides a permanent observation platform of a bee hive in order to study bees within their natural habitat.


Within the project, bees act as biomonitors collecting environmental data in the surrounding of the hive and archiving it in their products.

Honey, wax and pollen are analyzed for the content of ecotoxins such as e.g. heavy metals or pesticides.


The project provides an open pool of contents and materials to explore the nature of the honeybee in the context/frame? of sustainability.

This platform provides

an observation platform

an ongoing project of using bees as biomonitors

the beehive as basis for research projects

material for providing insight into the world of bees






The project is financed via the sustainicum project (www.sustainicum.at) at the University of Natural resources and Life Sciences (www.boku.ac.at/sustainicum).


































 
PROJECT PARTNER:

CHRISTIAN BOIGENZAHN, Biene Österreich
christian.boigenzahn@boku.ac.at
www.biene-oesterreich.at

MANFRED SAGER, AGES, manfred.sager@ages.at

ELISABETH LICEK, VetMed Vienna, elisabeth.licek@vetmeduni.ac.at

mailto:christian.boigenzahn@boku.ac.athttp://www.biene-oesterreich.atmailto:manfred.sager@ages.atmailto:elisabeth.licek@vetmeduni.ac.atshapeimage_5_link_0shapeimage_5_link_1shapeimage_5_link_2shapeimage_5_link_3


PROJECT TEAM:

Christina Stadlbauer, theapiary Brussels, 
apiarist, project planning, text and script
christina.stadlbauer@gmail.com; apiary.be

Andreas Zitek, BOKU Vienna -
project support, coordination and revision
andreas.zitek@boku.ac.at; viris.boku.ac.at

Wolfgang Pichler, 
setup of the sensors, devices and technical support
wolfgang.pichler@ivv.tuwien.ac.at

Robert Vogl, IRV software
data handling and implementation
irv@irv.software.at

STEFAN MANDL, BOKU, apiariststefan.mandl@boku.ac.at
www.imkerthing.at


Thomas Prohaska, BOKU Vienna
puppeteer
thomas.prohaska@boku.ac.at

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Bees are guardians of plant life and biodiversity mainly due to pollinisation.

No bees > no fruit, no seeds, no reproduction. A simple equation in sustainability. Nonetheless, the natural habitat of bees is depleted step by step.

This project aims at the transfer of knowledge about honeybees and to raise awareness about the importance of bees to preserve our environment ....