Largest Beehive in the World
There is a saying called “Busy as a bee” which can be an analogy if the person is very hard working. Bees are flying insects that travel together in a swarm. The hive is made up of hundreds of bees and the hive made of special bees wax and pollen. There are two types of bee hives which are called natural and artificial bee hives.
Natural bee hives are made by bees themselves and they can be found in trees or basically anywhere as long as bees reside in that area. The artificial bee hives are made by humans in which the interior resembles the hexagon designs of natural bee hives. The difference between natural and artificial beehives is that natural beehives tend to have no exterior shape or form except clusters of lumps. The artificial ones are either formed inside boxes or various forms of cases that house these beehives and honey combs. The bees have the ability to pollinate flowers and in return they take the pollen back to their hive and create honey. Honey is the number one byproduct created by these bee hives which are found inside the honey combs. There have been numerous discoveries and marks as to which is the world’s largest bee hive.
Location and Size
The largest beehive in record is located in Ville de Falher in Canada. The actual record and size of the beehive is still uncertain but it has been confirmed to be the largest beehive in the world. In a related note the world’s largest beehive cluster is found in Bangalore, India. There is a bunyan tree in Bangalore which holds a record of 600 hives being made up with literally millions of bees. The bunyan tree holds the largest number of beehives all clustered into one.
History of Ville de Falher
Ville de Falher was considered as Canada’s honey capital. Ville de Falher is a small town located in the Alberta region specifically in the Smoky River area. The town was established in 1912 by a couple of native settlers. The town was named after a French missionary named Fr. Constant Falher. Falher started out as a simple colony which then evolved and became a village in 1929. Ville de Falher evidently became a town in 1955 and still remained one even to this day.
The largest beehive was evidently discovered sometime during the late 1990’s. The beehive was so big that it inspired the creation of artificial beehives which then became one and the town’s top selling product. Since then, Ville de Falher is named as Canada’s honey capital for their large amounts of honey. Ville de Falher celebrates the Falher Honey Festival every June 21 and 22 every year. If people are interested, they accept accommodations for this two day festival.
Bees are only a few insects that make honey through their beehives. Then again bee’s honey is the most popular one in terms of marketing use. Honey is generally a byproduct through the work put forth by bees.