Extraite: Montreal beekeepers used to keep their hives secret.
In the mid-1980s Alain Péricard placed a hive on the roof of a friend’s house at the corner of Rachel and St. Hubert, where he lived at the time.
The hive wintered well, producing two more hives and 125 kilos of “excellent” tasting honey, Péricard told OpenFile in an email. “In 30 years, I never made such a crop in one single hive in the [Eastern Townships]. »
Then a friend wrote about Péricard’s experience in L’actualité magazine and it started to get known in the neighbourhood.
“I think one neighbour complained,” says Péricard. “Somebody from the [city] had a conversation with my friend who owned the place…We decided it would be better to move those hives to the country…I spare you the part of how [difficult] it was to get those three big hives from the roof, through a ladder, into my car.”
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