Welcome to the Bee Research Institute

uniting universitiy research and beekeeping

News

Our new study shows unique footage from within a colony and the impacts of neonicotinoids on brood care behaviour.

Siefert, P., Hota, R., Ramesh, V., Grünewald, B. 
Chronic within-hive video recordings detect altered nursing behaviour
and retarded larval development of neonicotinoid treated honey bees.
Sci. Rep. 10, 8727 (2020)

www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-65425-y

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-65425-y

Our Research Topics

 

- Neurobiology of learning and memory formation

- Honeybee social behaviour

- Functions of transmitter receptors

- Influence of honey bee diseases and plant protection agents on the nervous system

- Novel therapies for honey bee diseases

- Behavior research of the honey bee population

 

Furthermore, we educate the public about ecological and economical importance of honey bees with presentations and guided tours. The institute was founded in 1937 by the Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main. Since 1963 the institute is supported by a collaboration with the Goethe-University Frankfurt.

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Research in Oberursel

The institute is based at the long-standing location in the Karl-von-Frisch-Weg. Here the scientists and beekeepers use laboratories, offices, workshops and several honey bee colonies in the Institut`s garden and our bee house. In Oberursel, practical and theoretical university courses, school education and conferences take place. Science and beekeeping are entangled within one building. We provide S1 laboratories as well as labs for cell culture, histology, electrophysiology and molecular biology.

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Additionally, the institute has labs and offices at the Biologicum of the Campus Riedberg at the Goethe-University where especially cell physiology methods are applied. For master courses a new and modern course lab is available and collaboration of institute scientists and PhD students with other biological departments is encouraged.

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Education for a better future

Our senior beekeepers educate future beekeepers about the processes in a bee population and to care for it, as well as anatomy and physiology basics of bees. Education lasts 3 years and is performed at the Bee Research Institute and at the Institute of Bee Research in Celle/Niedersachsen with a theoretical education unit.

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University graduation at the Bee Research Institute

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Mosbrugger

20.09.2016

Wie wichtig ist Natur(forschung)? Ein Blick in die Zukunft

Prof. Dr. Andreas Rödder

27.09.2016

Zauberlehrlinge: Vom Wandel politisch-kultureller Ordnungsvorstellungen

Prof. Dr. Barbara Zehnpfennig

11.10.2016

Die liberale Gesellschaft in der Zerreißprobe: Identität und Fremdheit

Dr. Moritz Hagenmüller

01.11.2016

Digitale Geschäftsmodelle für die deutsche Wirtschaft

Prof. em. Dr. phil. Dr. h.c. mult. Otfried Höffe

08.11.2016

Profit und mehr – Zum Ethos des Unternehmers