He fulfilled a dream in 1978 and has been a beekeeper with body and soul ever since: klaus becker from herzogenaurach. For more than thirty years, the herzogenaurach beekeepers' association has had a small stand at the herzogenaurach old town festival, trying to bring visitors closer to the valuable work of bees and selling honey and wax products.
But he is worried, the chairman of the beekeepers association and district chairman, worried about the future of the bees. Becker recalls a statement by albert einstein: "once the bee disappears from the earth, man has only four years to live."
The honeybee is the smallest pet, but also one of the most important. Bees pollinate around 80 percent of crops and many wild plants. "The bees and other insects are indispensable to satisfy the hunger of the growing world population, because despite all the technology, agriculture depends on the pollinators. If the bees disappeared, we had a big problem", explained becker.
The reason for the deterioration lies especially in the monotony of agriculture in the region. The supply of nectar- and pollen-rich plants is severely limited by the progressive cultivation of agriculture.