Bees at the JKU.

What's the buzz around campus? Busy bees are hard at work here, producing homemade honey at the Johannes Kepler University campus.

Since May 2021, the number of employees at the Johannes Kepler University Linz has increased by leaps and bounds: Over 250,000 bees have moved into one of five beehives located at the JKU and are diligently going about their work here!

Bees are important to us not only because they produce honey, but also because they pollinate around 80% of our crops and wild plants. That is why the JKU and its partner, Raiffeisen Oberösterreich, have created a goal to make the JKU a bee-friendly campus.

 

Office of Sustainability

Contact

Mag. Maria Buchmayr

Phone

0732 2468 3328

Busy bees at the JKU Campus

The JKU bees live on the meadow behind the TN Tower.

 

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Purchase JKU Honey

JKU Rector Meinhard Lukas and Heinrich Schaller (General Director at RLB OÖ) helped to harvest the first honey crop. Jars of JKU-made honey will be available for sale at the JKU Merchandise Shop (Kepler Hall) by the end of August.

Three hives at the JKU Campus Wahlmüller_Lukas_Schaller_Keplinger-Mitterlehner_Dekum Tamara Dekum (head of University Communications at the JKU), RLB OÖ Deputy General Manager Michaela Keplinger-Mitterlehner, RLB OÖ General Manager Heinrich Schaller, Rector Meinhard Lukas, and beekeeper Heinz Wahlmüller harvesting this year's honey crop.