CittaslowBee Acquapendente - Arnia Kenya Top Bar
ACQUAPENDENTE (IT) CITTASLOW: MONTE RUFENO NATURAL PARK AND COOP “L’APE REGINA”. INTO #CITTASLOWBEE 2021, AN INNOVATIVE PROJECT TO SAVE BEES.
From the Natural Reserve of Regione Lazio, “Monte Rufeno”, start a new project to protect and improving the number of bees in the natural way, exhuming ancient wing rearing systems and beekeeping methods.” It is a good method example - said the Monte Rufeno Reserve Director, Massimo Bedini - exhuming ancient wing rearing systems and beekeeping methods. It is easy to manage, cheap and exportable throughout the Cittaslow network ".
The park guard and beekeeper Matteo Faggi explained the advantages of these "houses for natural bees", of the "kenia top bar" type, which allow them to proliferate safely bees by untying them from the commercial production of honey. The bees garden is hosted by Coop L’Ape Regina, president Emiliano Barberini, at Casale Sant’Antonio in Torre Alfina, in the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, close to the Flower Museum. Only experts know that today bees are "domesticated" by man, and so they almost always live in symbiosis in hives, where they are often (not always!) forced to produce honey. In kenia top bar the bees are similar to wooden bars and when they are in supernumerary they can freely swarm, as happens in nature for pollinating insects.