Under the theme of beekeeping and honeybees in the context of social, economic and environmental conflict, national and international experts will present and discuss the changing conditions of beekeeping, various aspects of honeybee health, and apitherapy.
The first day will focus on social and political developments and their impact on beekeeping and bees. The main topic on the second day will be the health of the bee colony. The third day will be devoted to apitherapy, especially to the question of whether organic beekeeping can guarantee the high quality of bee products required for this purpose.
Take the opportunity to exchange experience with practitioners and experts from business, science and politics.
We are very pleased to welcome you to the conference.
Arrival by train
Public transportation from the Stuttgart main train station:
Stadtbahn U7 or U15 (underground train station) toward Ostfildern to Ruhbank (Fernsehturm), then transfer to the city bus 70 toward Plieningen until the stop Universität Hohenheim.
Alternative: Stadtbahn U5, U6, or U12 (underground train station) toward Leinfelden or Fasanenhof until Möhringen Bahnhof, then transfer to the Stadtbahn U3 toward Plieningen until Plieningen Garbe. Then walk to the University of Hohenheim or transfer into the city bus 65 toward Obertürkheim Bf. until the stop Universität Hohenheim.
Taxi from Stuttgart main train station:
Costs approx. € 20-25. Travel time: approx. 25 min.
Individual train connection
Schedule information from VVS
Arrival by car
Due to the limited number of parking spaces, we recommend arriving with public transportation or carpools.
From Stuttgart center:
From the B14 (Konrad-Adenauer-Straße), turn onto the B27 (Charlottenstraße) at Charlottenplatz (near the Schloss), then keep driving straight. The street turns into 4 lanes, take exit S-Hohenheim. Follow the signs S-Plieningen/S-Hohenheim for several kilometers until you reach Plieningen. Turn left to the University of Hohenheim. Follow the street and turn right at the next opportunity. Continue to follow the street until you reach the parking spaces.
Autobahn A8, exist Stuttgart-Flughafen/S-Hohenheim, stay left, and follow the signs S-Hohenheim. After around 4 km, turn left to the University of Hohenheim. Follow the street until you reach the parking spaces after a sharp left turn.
Autobahn A8, exist S-Plieningen/S-Hohenheim, stay right, and follow the signs S-Hohenheim. After around 4 km, turn left to the University of Hohenheim. Follow the street until you reach the parking spaces after a sharp left turn. When traveling to the University, please remember: The University of Hohenheim is in an environmental zone.
Arrival by plane
Public transportation from the Stuttgart airport:
Take bus line 122 until the stop Plieningen-Post, then switch to the bus lines 70 or 74; travel time: 25-35 min.
Taxi from Stuttgart airport:
Costs approx. € 15 – travel time: approx. 15 min.
Individual bus connection from Stuttgart airport
Arrival by bike
The University of Hohenheim can also be easily reached by bicycle, especially from the surrounding districts. Individual access routes, also in combination with public transport, can be found with the VVS cycle route planner and the cycle initiative of the University of Hohenheim.
Cycle route planner
Dr. agr. Sabine Zikeli
University of Hohenheim
Center for Organic Farming (309)
Telephone: +49 (0)711 459 23248
Telephone: +49 (0)89 89808286
IAF IFOAM Apiculture Forum
Constanze Sanwald, M.A.
University of Hohenheim Center for Organic Farming (309)
Telephone: +49 (0) 711 459 23696
Office Hours: Mon-Tue 9.00-12.00, 14.00-16.00