Honey bees - Around the bee hive

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A beekeeper in the Marais Poitevin area (FRANCE) inspects his beehives in a sunflower field spreading to the horizon. This rich sedimentary, clayish water retaining soil is perfect for this crop. On good years, sunflower honey production can yield up to 80 kilograms per beehive.