An”beeTower” hive was set up in the marsh of Villers-sur-Mer in France.
English translation On Monday 21 March 2022, around the lake at Villers-sur-Mer, the attention of morning walkers was drawn to the curious sight of a small rowing boat manoeuvred by two people going back and forth between the island and the shore. “It is the installation of a beehive on the island to protect the bees. To do this, we called on the Villa le Bosquet school apiary, which installed locally-sourced bees,” explains Anthony Villeroy, from the green spaces departmen A former international photographer, converted to natural beekeeping, Jan Michael Schütt created, with Olivier Duprez, a local beekeeper and trainer, this Beekeeping School in Gonneville. They are adept at gentle…
Pollen entry into our Bee Tower
Bee protection with the BeeTower
An ecological hive for the bees gets underway…After painstaking preparations, the team of the Villa le Bosquet apiary school installed an BeeTower on the island of Villers sur Mer natural reserve today.Made from natural materials such as reeds, wooden rings, natural clay and thick wooden boards, the hive is not intended to collect honey, but to allow the bees to live in peace and contribute to the floral diversity of this beautiful environment.Thanks to the mayor Thierry GRANTURCO and the technical service of the commune Villers sur Mer in France who made this project possible. Thanks to Olivier Duprez, trainer in natural beekeeping, who rowed the rickety boat and helped…
At the flight hole of our Bienenturm
Our bee tower was populated in spring 2019 with a natural swarm from one of our hives. Untreated and unopened, it is already entering its 4th season. So far it has given us several very large natural swarms which helped to compensate for our winter losses. Foto et vidéo by Jan Michael
Our Dadant BeeTower is ready…it has an interior with 25 cm diameter bamboo rings and thick pallet wood insulation surrounded by a 6 cm thick layer of reeds…32 liters of volume, Ecofloor made of antler slices, coated with clay and much more…the only thing missing is the bees and there will be a video with more details…