In 2011, Monaco decided to join the ‘The bee, sentinel of the environment’ program initiated by the National Union of French Apiculture (UNAF). Since the signing of this partnership, several hives have been installed in different places in the Principality, in particular on the roof terrace of the Museum of Stamps and Coins in Fontvieille.

The Principality’s hives are subject to digital monitoring, making it possible to measure the impact that our environment has on the welfare of bees, which are an invaluable component of life on earth.

An increasingly growing number of threats weigh on bees and all pollinators in general, with the use of pesticides, monoculture, climate change or new predators such as invasive Asian hornets.

In order to raise awareness of the fundamental role of the bee and the importance of its protection, the Urban Planning Department is pleased to offer free activities for every generation at the UNESCO Garden on the terraces of Fontvieille on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 from 9:00 until 16:00.

A buzzy program is composed of educational games, photo exhibitions and workshops with a focus on bees and honey, including honey extraction, making natural wax candles and making a hive.