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Immenzit - Archaeobeekeeping and Beekeeping knowledge

My focus lies as well in researching beekeeping in prehistoric central Europe as imparting contemporary knowledge about beekeeping.


A project with research and actual “prehistoric beekeeping“ was implemented in cooperation with the Zeiteninsel - Archaeological Open Air Museum Marburger Land and the Bee Institute of Hessen in Kirchhain. Beekeeping will be “revived“ in five time periods (from the Mesolithic to the Germanic peoples of the 1st century AD) showing beekeeping using beehives recreated in ancient styles. I can offer information, guided tours, display with tools and material about prehistoric beekeeping as archaeologist and trained beekeeper (full time apprenticeship). 


Another focus of my work lies in the field of environmental education, biodiversity, habitats as well as sustainability (working with the SDG's).


Fluent in English and looking forward to international cooperation. You can find some more information in English in my exarc member profile.


You also can find Immenzit on Facebook:  Link to Site on Facebook


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About me

Dr. Sonja Guber


State Examination, teaching secondary/junior high-school, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Beekeeper (full time apprenticeship), Bieneninstitut Kirchhain

PhD Archaeology Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Magistra Artium (M.A.), Philosophie and Soziologie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen


Experienced as museums administrations assistant (Oldenburger Wallmuseum), in archaeological excavation and teaching, Philipps-Universität Marburg. 


Member exarc

Member in BNE-Network Vogelsberg (BNE=germ. education for sustainable development)



Zeiteninsel - Archäologisches Freilichtmuseum im Marburger Land

Bieneninstitut Kirchhain

AZN - Ausbildungszentrum Umwelt- und Naturbildung im Vogelsbergkreis 



Publications/Presentation in English

How has beekeeping changed over time? An archaeobeekeeper and an archaeological open-air museum in Germany showcase pre- and proto-historic beekeeping methods

in: Agricultural History Blog, International Association of Agricultural Museums (AIMA)

Archaeological Beekeeping Project - Experiment and Education

in: "Insights Europe: Journal of the International Museum Theatre Alliance - Europe", Volume 19 Issue 1-2018, Linz, 2019 

Prehistoric Beekeeping in Central Europe - A themed guided tour at Zeiteninsel, Germany

in: "EXARC Journal" Issue 2017/2 © EXARC, 2017, Publishing date: June 1, 2017

online access: 


Prehistoric Beekeeping in Central Europe - A themed guided tour at Zeiteninsel, Germany

in: "EXARC Journal Digest 2017 Issue 2" © EXARC, 2017

EXARC JOURNAL Digest is for EXARC Members Only


Poster presentation "Archaeobeekeeping"

Experimental Archaeology Concerence

EAC 10 in Leiden, April 20-22, 2017