Ecology in practice: With the support of the Thuringia Beekeepers' Association we have five colonies of bees in hives on the roof of Messe Erfurt. These produce a total of 125 kg of honey a year, presented in small jars as a token of the exhibition centre's commitment to the environment. "Erfurter Messegold" honey was awarded the "Geprüfte Qualität aus Thüringen" [Tested quality from Thuringia] seal on 10 November 2013. This makes Messe Erfurt's honey one of 68 products which can display the "Geprüfte Qualität aus Thüringen" logo.
It's official now: We are "Thüringer Bienenfreunde" (Bee-supporters of Thuringia)! Agriculture minister Jürgen Reinholz presented the award to Wieland Kniffka during the trade fair "Grüne Tage Thüringen". Messe Erfurt was honoured for its special commitment to bees and other insect pollinators.