Greek honey bees, Bumble bees and Carpenter bees are in abundance at Gargarou.
A bee visits 2 million flowers for half a kilo of honey!
In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream the bumble bee is called a humble bee as in Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. This article is about how the humble bee became the bumble bee http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/01/humblebee-bumblebee-darwin
There have been 2 new studies suggesting that pesticides could be damaging bees brains and could be hampering honey bees’ ability to learn and remember the scent of nectar-rich flowers which is vital in their search of food. These articles give details of the studies and EU’s recent failure to ban neonicotinoid pesticides. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/27/pesticide-bees-scent-food-neocotinoid