Bee keeping is an important activity both in Switzerland and the world. This is due to the importance of bees not only from an ecological but also economical point of view. The training to become a bee keeper is very demanding. A specific challenge are practical exercises that cannot be regularly conducted as bees are rather sensitive organisms.
The training already includes a variety of digital media to support the learning process (e.g. photos, videos, online classes, apps). However, there is still further potential in the digital transformation of education. A preliminary study conducted by "Zukunfstlabor CreaLab" identified an adaptation of current learning methodologies as the most beneficial course of action. One possible solution is the deployment of a serious virtual reality game that allows training of bee keepers in an immersive environment. As part of this project we are developing a first prototype together with BienenSchweiz (association of bee keepers in German-speaking and Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland).