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