Urban beekeeping, that is making honey in the city, even directly at home.
This phenomenon is becoming more and more popular in urban centres because of the many advantages; city honey is y zero km, good and healthy too. Researchers have shown that one of the main causes of the increasingly massive disappearance of bees is the use of chemical pesticides used in crops in the countryside, absent in the city instead!
If you are worried about pollination, you should be happy to know that bees avoid contaminated flowers thanks to a sixth sense, this ensures a honey of excellent quality. What’s more, hives management helps raise people’s awareness of these important pollinating insects, to encourage the use of honey and helps the education of children, they often remain fascinated by the complex world of bees.
The approach to these insects is another aspect to consider. Few people know that unlike wasps (that can sting hundreds of times) bees can use their weapon only once because then they die. Therefore, bees sting only if necessary and if they feel threatened; of course, this fact is not to be taken lightly but if you do not bother the yellow and black insects, they will not “attack” you.
Urban beekeeping is present in many cities: New York, Tokyo, Copenhagen, London, Berlin, but also Italy! It’s taking root in cities like Rome, Turin, Udine, Bologna and the biggest advantage is that anyone can become an urban beekeeper!