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Now On Sale: The First Honey From our Very Own Bees

Four honey jars with labels designed by children on the roof of House G in Gasteig HP8
Over 400 children have painted pictures for the Gasteig Honey. Four of these are adorning the labels of the jars now for sale. Copyright: Maria Zimmerer/Gasteig

The bees have been busy in their first season at the Gasteig HP8: the 60,000 or so insects living on the greened roof of our arts centre have been collecting pollen and nectar along the Isar River all spring and summer. Our bee-keeper, Thomas Zachmayer, is pleased with their performance: The honey he collected from the hives is now available to buy in the GAiA Deli & News reading café for 6.50 euros per jar. You can choose from among four motifs created by children. But you’ll need to be quick: The jars with the beautiful labels are available only while stocks last!

“We set great store on sustainability and nature in the city. But we also want to address children and youngsters with creative initiatives.”

Gasteig Managing Director Stephanie Jenke

“With this painting competition, we have brought the two together. And the icing on the cake is that you can now take a piece of Gasteig home with you,” says Stephanie Jenke.


The four different labels adorning the jars of Gasteig honey are the result of a painting competition as part of the Flower Power Festivals this past spring to encourage kids to observe nature closely: More than 400 children sent in pictures on the topic of “Bee Meets Blossom”. An expert jury selected four of the artworks, which have been reproduced for the labels of the Gasteig honey. Why not buy a jar or two and enjoy the sweet condiment with motifs by Ina (4), Erik (9), Ida (10) and Carolina (11).

More about the bees (in German) and the winning images

From February to October 2023, the Gasteig HP8 literally went into a floral frenzy as the Flower Power festival’s centre, with Flower Power coming to dance performances, video installations, painting activities, table talks and large events, such as Der Gasteig brummt! and Tanz den Gasteig. At a total of more than 30 events, people gardened, exchanged plants, got creative and were able to watch live as competitors created flower artworks in Hall E.