Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bees in the Jardin du Luxembourg

Susie, Sheldon, John and I ran across something entirely unexpected during our walk through the Jardin du Luxembourg: beekeepers. All those flowers in the park must be able to support a lot of bees. In fact, there are stacks and stacks of hives in an area toward the southwest corner of the park. You can see a lot of bees flying around the hives.

It turns out that the park has a school for beekeepers, housed in this wonderful building. The park offers other garden-oriented classes, too.

When we were there, the students in a class on beekeeping were donning their protective gear. The park had roped off the area near the bees so that visitors didn't get stung. The students trooped right in among the hives.

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