When we visited Provins, a historic medieval town in France, we discovered Carla Renault’s very cute little shop called “La Ronde des Abeilles”. There you can find home-made produce with rose de Provins and honey (we bought delicious miel à la rose et confit de rose!). Learn what makes the rose de Provins so special. Find out how Carla and her husband unexpectedly became beekeepers. There’s also many fascinating aspects about the (not so) secret life of bees in this episode….And if you visit her one day, Carla will show you photos of her roses. In the shop you also get to see old beekeeping equipment. Don’t miss it!
[04 min 44 sec] What makes the rose de Provins special
[06 min 40 sec] Harvesting the petals
[10 min 08 sec] Carla’s rose produce
[13 min 35 sec] How Carla and her husband became beekeepers
[16 min 00 sec] Inside the beehive
[17 min 35 sec] How the bees keep warm in winter
[19 min 15 sec] The life of a bee: a full career!
[22 min 30 sec] What happens when the queen bee dies
[24 min 34 sec] About male bees
[26 min 52 sec] Bee stings
Links & Resources
- “La ronde des abeilles” – 3 rue des Beaux-arts – 77160 Provins – France
- Episode 56 – “Working with Birds of Prey: Falconer Philippe Hertel”: frenchvoicespodcast.com/episode56
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