22.04.2023 - 11.06.2023

The Hangar Y's hives - Introduction to beekeeping


Beekeeping is a practice that dates back more than 10,000 years. Since the mastery of fire, it has not stopped evolving. Humanity has gradually learned to live with bees, trying to reproduce their natural habitat with straw or clay hives. Different forms of beekeeping will appear throughout the world, depending on the species of bees (there are more than 2000) and the climatic conditions.

Very quickly, beekeeping takes a place apart in the agricultural world, often linked to the religious world. The bee is perceived as a gift from God, as in ancient Egypt. Wax is used there in particular for the manufacture of papyrus, or to light candles. The domestication of bees was also used as a symbol of power: Napoleon III made it the symbol of the Empire.

The Hangar Y invites you to discover this history during an immersion visit led by the team of "Un domaine pour une Reine". After dressing in a beekeeper's outfit, Romain Bianchi will accompany you on a tour of the apiary Throughout this workshop, you can observe the bees bringing pollen, building their wax combs, storing honey... Open the hives, handle the frames and ask all your questions to our beekeeper.

In case of bad weather, the activity will be postponed. 


From 12 years old
Price : 45 €/person
Duration : 2 hours
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

More about Romain Bianchi

Passionate about heritage and culture, Romain Bianchi decided to devote his professional life to cultural mediation around the life of bees. A species which symbolizes for him our need to take care of our environment and to listen to it better.