They haven’t had all that much sun in Paris this year but that hasn’t stopped the flowers–or the bees!  Thank goodness, too, because less pollination can mean less (and more expensive) food.  Something to keep in mind when considering what we put into our backyards, right?



Make honey while the sun sorta shines.


Note: According to a biodiversity exhibit at the Sevres-Babylone Metro station, due to the use of pesticides in the countryside, “paradoxically” bees can live better in cities.  For more on the 2010 Year of Biodiversity, see here and here.  For more on bees in Paris (in French) see here.


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