New beehives for our research, custom-made by Uwe Bodenschatz

As part of ongoing research in the coming years, Uwe Bodenschatz has modified his famous single-room straw-hive for pseudoscorpions in cooperation with Torben Schiffer. Based on all our findings in recent years, these hives should provide the perfect habitat for the book scorpions.

The Bee Research Institute in Kirchhain, Germany, will provide scientific support for the field research beginning in 2015. To generate workable results it is necessary to work with structurally identical hives. The BeeNature project has therefore commissioned ten of them.

Here are some pictures showing the construction of the straw-hives in their rough state (the yellow marking indicates the location of the entrance hole):