Beginning in spring 2009, two nearby elementary schools from Möggingen and Güttingen along with several other children helped establish the Bee Marie in the outdoor area of the old castle mill. It includes a meadow for bees, butterflies and insects; a wild hedge for birds, a bird house, an insect-hotel, a small vegetable garden and an herbal hill for lizards. Additional habitats will be built.
There is a narrow path through the area so that visitors can experience the inhabitants from close-up. There is also an informational board with a telescope on the road to the institute to observe from afar. It explains that the habitat “Bee Marie,” the research and the scientific projects that have already taken place there. In its first two years, 60% percent of the finances for “Bee Marie” were provided by “PLENUM Westlicher Bodensee.