Fruit trees and berry bushes provide valuable food for the bees during the flowering period. Thomas Klotz, chairman of the district beekeepers' association, knows how flora and fauna are connected – here at the teaching apiary. © Thomas Plettenberg
Thomas Klotz, chairman of the district beekeepers' association, is taking part in the "Open Garden Day" campaign in the Tegernsee area.
Gmund – A species-rich flora is the basis for a species-rich animal world. Beekeepers know all too well how closely flora and fauna depend on each other. For this reason, the District Beekeepers' Association of Gmund-Tegernsee Valley and the surrounding area invites you to the Open Garden Day on Sunday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m. at its teaching apiary in Moosrain near Gmund. Visitors can experience first-hand the important role bees and other insects play in the pollination of fruit trees and shrubs as well as other plants. For example, there is a meadow orchard at the teaching apiary, and tiny fruits are already hanging from the trees. Of course, the bee colonies can also be visited. Beekeepers of the association will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Rare wildflowers to see
From the teaching apiary it is not far to the Moosbachdamm. Here, on poor soil, rare wildflowers grow. The teaching apiary is a five-minute walk from Moosrain station: first in the direction of "An der Bahn", follow the signs, cross the unrestricted level crossing and continue along the forest path.
If you would like to gain an insight into other green paradises on the day of action, you can do so in six other gardens in the district, such as the educational garden of the Holzkirchen fruit and horticultural association in Marschall, which can be found at www.tag-der-offenen-gartentuer-oberbayern.de. Cmh
In the Holzkirchen area, four families are present: they show their gardens to interested parties.
In the Miesbach area, Claudia and Peter Schlemmer from Wörnsmühl, among others, will be there.