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Photo of the Week: Beehives in Agia Roumeli, Crete, Greece

For at least two-thousand years, locals in Agia Roumeli have been goatherders and beekeepers.  In 300 B.C., Agia Roumeli was a city called Tarra, which minted it’s own coins featuring a goat on one side and a bee on the other.  The tradition continues today; blue and white bee boxes are found scattered along the coast facing the Libyan Sea.  The bees feed on wild thyme creating a unique-tasting and delicious honey.

Beehives in Agia Roumeli

Beehives in Agia Roumeli, Crete, Greece

 

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