As of May 9, 2016 KTH Campus is home to two beehives
Result: Name contest
Name KTH:S Queen Bees
We asked you to name our Queen Bees - and we got what we asked for.
We have received thousands of votes and the results are, not surprisingly, a sign of the times.
We proudly present the new KTH queen bees
Queen Bee McBeeface and Queen Beeyoncé
The majority of voters showed a clear preference for the more amusing names than other more serious suggestions - some of which acknowledge celebrated women who have broken through gender barriers at KTH and in Sweden.
More than 10,000 votes were received and Bee Mcbeeface was the clear winner with 69% and Beeyoncé came in second place with 16% of voters.
The beehives are part of our work to strengthen sustainability at KTH and on Campus by strengthening ecological values on campus. Honey bees contribute to pollination and produce honey. We hope to harvest the first honey in the fall of 2016.
Did you know?
Bees are essential to life and perform an outstanding job as pollinators. A third of the food we eat is pollinated by bees. In Sweden we have about 300 species of wild bees and a large number of these species are endangered. Even honey bees are suffering from problems linked for instance to climate change and toxins.