Since 2011, the Gasteig München GmbH has participated in the initiative »Deutschland summt« (Humming Germany). The project was initiated by the Umweltforum für Aktion und Zusammenarbeit (UfAZ e. V. – Environmental Forum for Action and Cooperation), which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of honey bees and wild bees.
With its green roof areas and its proximity to the river Isar, the Gasteig is ideally suited as a beehive location. Two bee colonies are residing on the Gasteig roof, where a beekeeper cares for them. The honey is available at the end of the summer months at the bistro in the Gasteig glass hall.