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Paris rooftops swarm with bees as urban honey industry takes off August 25, 2009

Filed under: Bees,Environment,Food,News and Blogs — Annette @ 7:54 am

Not only is the city largely free from the pesticides and fertilisers that are killing the countryside bees, the warmth of the urban area promotes earlier breeding.

Some Paris honey-producers are claiming record productivity, with up to 100kg of honey per hive annually, compared with the 20-25kg from typical hives on the cereal-producing plains of Ile-de-France, the surrounding region, Mr Védrenne said recently.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6799673.ece

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