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    In Paris, there are 700 hives. It's a good environment for bees because it's warmer than the countryside. And in the cities, pesticides are forbidden so they can have a longer and healthier life and the production of honey has a better quality. Moreover, we plant flowers throughout the year so bees can always produce honey. The bees have a type of filter against pollution, the pollution doesn't influence the production and the honey is still good for the human health. A study showed that the bees live better in cities than in the countryside because the mortality rate is lower.


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    Urban Hives, solution or problem ? 

     

          Everyone knows that bees are disappearing, but there are only a few “beekeepers” who try to save them. Beekeepers try to build new hives in forests or in fields but not many of them think of urban hives. Maybe they think that it’s useless to build hives in a city with not many crops to pollinate and that people won’t be careful with bees and will try to kill them if one goes too close to them. But are they right? Will they die? Some beekeepers don’t agree with this way of thinking and try to set up urban hives. In 2014, in Norway with the help of many beekeepers the Snøhetta Foundation located in Oslo, decided to build two hives on the rooftop of Dansens Hus in Oslo. Hives are placed near green areas. 

     


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  • Advantages

     

             Bees and other animal pollinators contribute to 35 percent of global food production. That’s why bees must be protected. Bees in the cities are healthier and produce more than bees in rural hives. For example urban bees produce, in average, 26.25 pounds of the honey the first year and rural bees 16.75 pounds which is an important difference of production. Also, urban bees have better immune systems. Urban hives create work in little countries like in Haiti, Uganda or Fiji. Beekeepers in those countries have doubled their average wages with the access to the honey market in 2014. In Dominican Republic, the price of honey per kilogram has tripled. There are rumors which say that honey from urban bees is better than honey from rural bees! But that is just a rumor.


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    Disadvantages:

     

              There are many advantages to have some hives in a city but there are also a lot of disadvantages. First of all are bee stings because when a bee stings someone the bee releases a stinger that contains venom into the victim’s skin over time, this pain and swelling is reduced to itching. This problem can create another problem which is allergies indeed Bee stings are bad news for people with bee allergies. In addition to pain and swelling, bee sting result in other symptoms like nausea and vomiting, fainting. If you have a big hive next to your house or your flat multiple stings have a potential to kill someone who is extremely allergic to bees. The last problem is swarming. The swarming is the fact that bees found an area outside their hives so it create another hive but the real problem is that we can’t predict where they will swarm, like on a building roof or in a shop. 

     


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    New York City beekeepers: 

     

             New York City beekeepers are an association that allows, people who wish, to have a hive at home. This association offers interventions by professional beekeepers for kids and adults to promote their usefulness at home. On the website we can learn that one hive provides 100 lbs of honey per year. It’s amazing! To participate to a demonstration, meetings which teach different people how to deal with bees and their little houses… Applicants have to pay 2000$. It’s the investment for a better future with our environment and nature.   

     


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