There are more and more beekeepers popping up in the German capital. People seem to think, beekeeping is an easy hobby and not much knowledge is necessary. That is a mistake! If not taken care of properly the bees will leave the hive and show up, where people don't want them. Due to that swarm catchers have been founded to return the bees to their hives.
A vital distinction has to be made between trained and professional beekeepers and people who simply wanted to find a new hobby...
“It’s quite hip at the moment, people put up a hive on their balcony somewhere and think they are doing something for nature” - Alfred Krajewski (swarm catcher)