Switzerland 2012. Ticino. Beekeeper, honey and organic farming.

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Rovio. Castello di Duragno. Hives from the beekeeper Alberto Bianchi, an organic farmer (with the label Bio Suisse). Beekeeping (or apiculture) is the maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in hives, by humans. A beekeeper (or apiarist) keeps bees in order to collect honey and other products of the hive (including beeswax, propolis, pollen, and royal jelly). The honey is made from the woods, Robinia pseudoacacia, commonly known as the Black Locust, is a tree in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae. A less frequently used common name is False Acacia, which is a literal translation of the specific epithet. 30.05.12 © 2012 Didier Ruef