Collecting nectar

In front of the honey-yellow painted dome of the Secession, you can see a honeycomb filled with one to two kilos of honey. Each honey cell is closed with wax.

During the summer solstice the Secession bees are foraging the most nectar. The bee colony is at its peak, but begins to shrink slowly after the longest day, as the queen lays fewer eggs from day to day.

One of the queen bees is marked with an arrow. This bee is relatively young, about two months old and therefore still quite small.