40,000 beesmoved in

40,000 bees moved in

This Monday, it was finally time: the new tenants of Olympiastadion Berlin GmbH moved into their new home. Today, two bee colonies found a new home, in a natural meadow on the großer Marchhof, a good 100 metres from the stadium. After beekeeper Andreas Bauer placed the isolated queen of the bee colony in the so called “bee box”, approx. 20,000 honey bees followed her.

In the next few days, the two bee colonies will get used to their new environment, and start to build the honeycomb – the first “stadium honey” will be able to be seen in a few months.

Establishing bee colonies is one of numerous sustainability projects of Olympiastadion Berlin GmbH. Further examples: all green areas of the stadium will be watered with rainwater thanks to the use of a rainwater tank. With the help of an absorption chiller, district heat is used for refrigeration and then to cool the server rooms. Due to its efforts in the area of sustainability, and the successful sustainability strategy, the Olympiastadion Berlin was the first stadium in the world to have received Green Globe certification in 2018. The hard work will continue on the “climate neutral stadium” project: projects such as a photovoltaic system and a combined heat and power plant are already being planned.