Natural treat and active nature conservation
Kassel is Germany's fourth-greenest city – and therefore offers urban bees the ideal conditions. When they swarm out, they find a wide choice of flowers and pollen from plants that have not been treated with pesticides in Kassel's many parks and gardens, on balconies and in other green spaces.
Since 2011, Kassel's first official urban beekeeper Victor Hernández has turned the results of the forays of his busy bees into delicious speciality honeys that wow gourmets and experts alike. He already won several awards for the quality of his very first honey. In 2014, the city of Kassel also honoured Victor Hernández with a nature conservation prize. Over the past few years, he has successfully multiplied his honey bee colonies, which now swarm out in increasingly more of the city's districts.
By the way, Victor Hernández is also happy to share his passion for bees with others, for example in schools and kindergartens. "Because if you learn at an early age how important bees are for humankind, you are bound to also understand other active nature conservation aspects and behaviour later on," he believes. He also shares his knowledge during guided tours and on beekeeping courses.