A wine can be certified organic, biodynamic, sustainable and now there is also a certification taking into account the well-being of the bees. It is called, of course, Bee Friendly. The label is a private initiative by European beekeepers to make farmers aware of the damage that certain pesticides make to this small, but very important animal. The label prohibits pesticides harmful to bees. It also requires a partnership with local beekeepers and that beehives are installed on the estate. Gérard Betrand, big wine producer in southern France, was quick to launch a series of wines that are certified Bee Friendly. We can now here the buzzing of bees on Bertrand’s well-known estate Château l’Hospitalet outside of Narbonne in the appellation of La Clape.
More on certifiedbeefriendly.org.
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