Bees on a honey comb (photo: K. Ruoff)
The Swiss Bee Research Centre belongs to Agroscope in Liebefeld-Bern. The Swiss Bee Research Centre works in the frame on the federal agricultural research for the needs of Swiss beekeepers. It supplies scientific and technical know-how for the benefit of beekeepers and of all concerned.
The superordinate objective is the realisation of ecological and economical beekeeping for plant pollination and the production of high quality bee products, based on an apicultural practice with healthy and strong colonies.
A practical objective for apicultural advisory services: every beekeeper knows the application of Good Apicultrual Practice. This includes professional harvesting of honey and the maintainance of healthy bee colonies.