Beehives on rooftop of French parliament
This idea is not new it`s part of trend across Europe how to promote Beekeeping. It`s easy, put few beehives on rooftop of the National Assembly.
In the beginning of June in France they put three large bee hives (in color of the French flag – blue, white and red), on rooftop of French parliament as part of a project to promote pesticide-free honey. They expected bees should produce up to 150 kg of pure honey in a year.
“This is a great symbol for us,” Thierry Duroselle, head of the Society of French Beekeepers, talking to Reuters about the new hives perched atop part of the grandiose 18th Century palace on the Seine River that houses the lower house of parliament.
“We think it’s a nice opportunity to educate people – the public and politicians – on the role of bees.”
But Bartolone said that a few jars will be saved as a sweet-something for the members of parliament who spend long nights over bitter debates.
They assign six volunteer beekeepers who will take care of these bees. Like in other cities (around the world) where are already beekeepers, they expect to have pesticide-free honey. Non farming area is for shore great place for bees development.