World Bee Day: Nine Bee Initiatives Creating a Buzz in Italy Right Now
Italy’s bee population, like those across much of the world, is in crisis. Pesticides, intensive agriculture, and mass-production of honey are continuing to threaten these invaluable pollinators, and they are becoming increasingly endangered. It’s not all bad news, though—across the country, there’s a hive of activity from ethical entrepreneurs and small-scale farmers trying to make a difference. Think honey beer microbreweries, urban beehives, walking trails, and honey tastings.