Beekeepers don’t raise bees. They listen to them. They have to be able to interpret their moods and feelings. They need to know how to observe their flight, their activity levels, and their behavior, which is strongly influenced by climatic conditions.
Beekeepers are interpreters of the animals’ messages. Over time, they refine their ability to read these messages, and learn to “raise” the bees in full awareness of the bees’ needs. They learn to listen to the bees, like herders who follow the blooming flowers.
Beekeepers need to know how to use their tools: smoke, frames with sheets of wax—where the bees deposit honey—and how to transport the bees while minimizing risks and guaranteeing the prosperity of the hive. They must know the situation inside the hive perfectly, and the different levels of honey comb maturation.
In this How is it made? we take you to visit an apiary, where we’ll discover the secrets of our buzzing buddies.
How It’s Made is a new format for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2020. They are accessible for free on this site: connect to this same link!
Event languages: IT, EN