Latemar montagnanimata - apiary
- Val di Fiemme
LEARN ALL ABOUT SWEETNESS FROM THE BEES
Along the path you will find a signpost with a detour: it will lead you to our experimental apiary. There are different types of hives: the one with a solid wooden base and walls made of durum wheat straw. Inside it is covered with mature excrements and wax to be safe and cozy.
The traditional hive, has been completely dismantled, cleaned, reconstructed, painted. Then there is the one obtained from a large empty tree trunk, with a solid roof, covered by larch tree slates. Then there is the oval shaped hive, made by the local artisans who followed Rudolf Stenier’s principles.
Stenier believed that bees loved soft and round shapes and it was man for his convenience to have built rectangular structures. There is the “Kenya top bar” hive which is the educational one. All around blooming meadows: rhododendron, arnica, raspberry and calendula.
The hives are not positioned in a line, but in such a way that the direction of flight allows the bee to fly in and out without getting in each other’s way. There is a strong telescope along the path to observe them: take time to study their movements, they will continue looking for the best flowers.