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Audi Environmental Foundation: starting signal for “Smart HOBOS” high-tech beehive
With the worldwide unique “Smart HOBOS” (HOneyBee Online Studies) project, the Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH (Audi Environmental Foundation) and the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg are working to protect the honey bees, which are increasingly in need of protection. The high-tech beehive on Audi’s production site in Münchsmünster is fitted with state-of-the-art technology and adopts a completely new approach to research into the behavior of these insects.
In the picture (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz (Würzburg bee expert), Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl (Member of the Board of Management at AUDI AG and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Audi Environmental Foundation Production) and Dr. Rüdiger Recknagel (Spokesperson of the management of the Environmental Foundation) at the opening of the research station Smart HOBOS.