US Army brings bees to base in Germany

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A sign warns people not to disturb the bees at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, in Ansbach, Germany, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. A group has set up what they call a Bee Haus to benefit plant life in the area. (MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES)
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A sign warns people not to disturb the bees at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, in Ansbach, Germany, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. A group has set up what they call a Bee Haus to benefit plant life in the area. (MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES)

US Army brings bees to base in Germany

by: Martin Egnash | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 15, 2018

ANSBACH, Germany — There’s a real buzz around the base here these days. And the talk is about bees.

A group of veterans, spouses and civilians based at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach opened three beehives at Soldier Lake, near Army Airfield Ansbach, on Friday. The Ansbach beekeeping club is taking care of what they call the Bee Haus, which is home to as many as 30,000 bees.

“We are a group of American and German volunteers who care for the bees,” said Daniel Woernlein, an environmental protection specialist on base.

The club decided to build the beehives primarily for the ecological benefits of having honey bees in the area.

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