Bees are amazing. What a wonder that we meet them in literature and poetry throughout the ages.
Even in legends and myths bees has playd an important role.
This station presents the book "Poetry of the bee" where you can find German, Italian, French and English texts on the theme of the bee.
As an example you will find an extract of the "Lorscher Bienensegen", the oldest document of German literature (10th century) and which has been written in middel high German.

You will also find the awarded pictures from the Bienenhof made by Luca Mazzocchi.
On the tree above you can see hexagonal plates, where you can read aphorisms from other people and former times. For example the Egyptians thought that bees were the living tears of the god of sun Ra.