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Drone brood as an income

A drone brood comb before harvest

At a glance

  • Project leader : Prof. Dr. Jürg Grunder
  • Project team : Daniel Ambühl, Pascal Herren
  • Project status : completed
  • Funding partner : Federal government (Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft BLW)
  • Contact person : Jürg Grunder


The harvest of drone brood of the western honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) will be studied, documented and the additional income for beekeepers will be assessed. Finally, a model process for different beekeeping systems will be evaluated.