The book “The Buzz about Bees” by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz has been translated into numerous different languages. Thus, it is not surprising that it also made its way to the Jordanian royal family. Dr. Nizar Haddad in Amman established the personal contact between Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz. He is responsible for HOBOS in the Arab world.
Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan is the cousin of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the current ruler of the Kingdom of Jordan. He has been in power since 1999. HRH Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan promotes the Würzburg-based HOBOS bee project, advocating HOBOS in the public eye, especially at an international level. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz and the HOBOS teams are delighted to have her support.
HRH Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan is also actively involved in numerous other non-profit projects related to the environment and sustainable development, acting as the founder and president. In this way, she promotes public awareness for environmental protection and has already been awarded several prizes for her efforts, e.g. the King Hussein Gold Medal for Excellence.