André is a discerning observer, he is fascinated by natural fundamental principles and their application as well as impacts in the contemporary environment and society. He feels a particular commitment to sustainability. Originally, André intended to keep bees in order to produce honey, just like any other beekeeper. After a few hours of reading the basics about beekeeping, however, he realised how unnatural the interventions in the colonies are that are used to harvest honey. So he decided on the spot to apply natural beekeeping practices to his own bees, foregoing the necessity to harvest honey at all costs. André Wermelinger is originator and founding member of the organization FREETHEBEES in Switzerland.