HD photographs of apiary beehives in Jardin du Luxembourg - Page 5

Bees are thriving in Paris and within the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris you will be able to discover bee hives at the bee house along with a school for beekeepers.

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Beehives at Apiary in Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
Now a bee house with several beehives is called an apiary, and this first HD photo shows the apiary at the Luxembourg Gardens, which has over 20 hives, and the first beekeeping school was founded here back in 1856, but vanished ten years later, then restored again in 1872 in the same location as you can find it now.
Colour coded Beehives in Jardin du Luxembourg
Here you can see some of the hives, which have a colour code on them not just for human benefit, but the bees will associate with these, so that they go back to their specific hive, and although these are the modern beehives, there are historical ones called skeps preserved within the Pavillon Davioud, which is where the beekeepers office, the school and the honey extraction centre are located.
Two Beehives in Jardin du Luxembourg
And this is a close up photograph showing a couple of the beehives with the bees going in and out, and you will find this Apiary, or Rucher in French, located in the south west part of the Jardin du Luxembourg close to the Rue d'Assas.
Honey Bees entering Beehive in Jardin du Luxembourg
Yet this next image shows the bees in more detail flying back to one of the modern hives, and each year there is a honey festival held within the Luxembourg Gardens where people can purchase the artisanal honey, although the quantity is limited to one pot per household, due to the limited supplies available.
Beehives and bee water fountain in Jardin du Luxembourg
But not many people realise that bees do need water, and here you can see a water fountain in the same style as the beehives, designed specifically for the bees, which is located in the centre of the enclosure, with all the hives surrounding it, and something else you may not have realised is that the bees are thriving in Paris due to a policy of not using pesticides within any public gardens or parks.
Bee kiosk with wooden supers at Luxembourg Gardens Apiary
And in this photo you can see some of the wooden supers stacked up within the bee kiosk, and a honey super is actually a box that is placed on the hive with frames of comb to collect the honey, and just so you know, Miel is the word for Honey in French.
Apiary-School tourist info board in Jardin du Luxembourg
Now this photo shows the plaque located by the beehives and when translated to English, this generally reads:

The Apiary-School of Luxembourg

The first apiary-school in the central beekeeping company, founded in 1856 by Henri Hamet was created the same year in the nursery of Jardin du Luxembourg, thanks to concessions granted by the General Marquis d'Hautpoul, after a big Referendum of the Senate.

This monumental apiary could accommodate twenty bee colonies, and had a large number of models of hives and beekeeping tools. The back part was reserved for auditors and a small field permitted culture of samples of honey producing plants.

The destruction in 1866 of the nursery, as a result of Baron Haussmann Planning, led to the temporary disappearance of the apiary, which was restored in 1872 to its current location.

Since then, training in modern beekeeping techniques always with a number of listeners, it continues under the direction of the central beekeeping Company. Each year the honey harvest is sold in the orangeries at the time of the autumn exhibition.

Rebuilt on a new plan in 1991, the apiary-school Luxembourg perpetuates the unusual tradition of an apiary in the centre of Paris.
Info board on Linden flowers for honey bees, Jardin du Luxembourg
However, this last image shows another plaque, mentioning different flowers, and again translated to English this generally reads:

That bees gather, Look around you ..

Head spin. Behind you, you will see trees that bloom with much interest to our bees.

Linden flowers whose nectar gives a menthol flavour to honey. The lime has smaller leaves and silvery lime trees are the trees present in the Luxembourg Gardens.

A little further a chestnut expects good days, male flowers being pollen producers. Their honey has a character brand appreciated for the manufacture of spiced bread.

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Address details

Jardin du Luxembourg, Rue de Medicis / Rue de Vaugirard, 75006, Paris, Ile de France, France

Opening times (dawn to dusk)
7:30/8:30am to 4:30/9:30pm

Related information

Jardin du Luxembourg map
Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin du Luxembourg history
Palais du Luxembourg
Palais du Luxembourg history
Palais du Luxembourg photos
Le Petit Luxembourg Palace
Le Petit Luxembourg Palace history
Musee du Luxembourg
Musee du Luxembourg history
Fontaine Medicis
Fontaine Medicis photos
Fontaine de Leda
Fontaine de Leda photos
Theatre des Marionnettes du Jardin du Luxembourg
Pavillon Davioud
Pavillon Davioud photos
L’Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg
Orangerie photos
Rose garden
Flowers in Jardin du Luxembourg
250 year old orange tree
Historical tree

Palais du Luxembourg statues

Clock bas reliefs
La Paix
La Guerre
La Sagesse
La Justice
La Prudence

Famous women and Queen statues

Laure de Noves
Marie de Medicis
Marguerite d'Angouleme
Valentine de Milan
Anne de Beaujeu
Blanche of Castile
Anne d'Autriche
Anne de Bretagne
Marguerite de Provence
Sainte Clotilde
Sainte Bathilde
La Reine Mathilde
Sainte Genevieve
Marie Queen of Scots
Jean d'Albret
Clemence Isaure
Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans
Louise de Savoie
Marguerite of Anjou


Statue of Liberty
Scheurer Kestner
Henry Murger
Theodore de Banville
Etudiants morts dans la Resistance
Leconte de Lisle
George Sand
Le cri, l'ecrit
Eugene Delacroix
Eugene Delacroix statue
Eugene Delacroix water fountain
Ludvig Van Beethoven
Stefan Zweig
Paul Verlaine
Gabriel Vicaire
Edouard Branly
Jules Massenet
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
Jose Maria de Heredia
Ossip Zadkine
Antoine Watteau
La Comtesse de Segur
Louis Ratisbonne
Charles Baudelaire
Ferdinand Fabre
Pierre Mendes France
Frederic Le Play
Hommage aux esclaves des colonies francaises

Antique statues

Marius debout sur les ruines de Carthage
Flore east
Diane a la Biche
Goddess of Love
Minerve a la Chouette
Junon, Reine du Ciel
Goddess of Flowers
Venus au Dauphin
David vainqueur de Goliath

Other statues

Le Lion de Nubie et sa Proie
Harde de Cerfs
Joies de la Famille
Triomphe de Silene
La Messagere
Psyche sous l'emprise du mystere
Sainte Suzanne
La Femme aux Pommes
Le Silence
L'Acteur Grec
Faune Dansant
Il Dispetto
La Bocca Della Verita
Le Marchand de Masques
La Peinture
Enfants supportant une vasque

Orangerie busts

Jean-Francois Millet
Theodore Rousseau
Antoine Louis Barye
Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix
Jean Jacques Pradier
Jean Auguste Dominique
David d'Angers
Pierre Paul Prud'Hon
Francois Rude
Baron Antoine Gros

Transport options

Paris Metro lines 4, 12
Bus lines 21, 27
Bus line 38
Bus line 58
Bus lines 82, 83, 84, 89
Night bus line N14
Night bus line N21
Night bus line N122
RER Train line B

Attractions close by

Jardin des Grands Explorateurs
Place Edmond-Rostand
Francois Garnier monument
Marechal Ney monument
La Closerie des Lilas restaurant
Musee Zadkine
Musee Bible et Terre Sainte
Eglise Saint Joseph des Carmes
Maison d’Auguste Comte
Refectoire des Cordeliers
Square Paul Painleve
The Pantheon
Musee Curie
Musee du Service de Sante des Armees
Musee de Cluny
La Coupole Brasserie
Musee du Compagnonnage
Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont