Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Unexpected Good News for Urban Honey Bees

Who says that all things agricultural and sustainable have to be relegated to the countryside? Here is an interesting article about a growing industry in Paris, France - Honey. It turns out that urban hives are more productive then their country counterparts and have lower mortality rates. Could this be yet more evidence that chemical pesticides (more prevalent in rural areas) are heavily impacting the local bee population?

"Paris rooftops swarm with bees as urban honey industry takes off" - by Charles Bremner (The Times -UK, August 18th, 2009)

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