Lockdown revealed the existence of many unexpected residents in Paris. It seems that biodiversity is much more extensive, prevalent and versatile than we imagined. So, it’s perhaps not surprising that bees have adapted so well to big city life. Your Roch Hotel & Spa team takes a look at the great success of the beehives on the rooftops of Paris...
Nearly 2,000 beehives on Parisian rooftops
What was just a dream a few years ago has become a reality. Today, more than 2,000 beehives have been set up throughout Paris, so that more than 120 million of these beautiful little foragers can go about their business. Thanks to the abundant food available in public parks and squares as well as on private balconies and terraces, beekeepers can achieve up to three harvests per year. The resultant honey is also of great purity because no pesticides or artificial fertilisers are used in Paris.
Discover the Parisian beehives
Do you dream of discovering unexpected and unusual facets of Paris during your visit to the capital? Why not go and meet the beekeepers who take care of the bees and their hives? From the Tour d'Argent and Rotonde de Stalingrad to the Musée d'Orsay and Crédit Municipal, apiaries can be found everywhere. Courses, workshops, tours, tastings; many activities and events are organised around these facilities for both children and adults, allowing you to discover this little-known world. Our team will give you all the information you need about where to sample and buy this mille fleurs (thousand flowers) honey, the richness of which is praised by specialists.
Cohabiting and cooperating with nature is possible even in the heart of a large urban centre like Paris. Discover the fascinating world of Parisian bees during your next stay at the Roch!
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