Beekeeping Parisian Style

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

This older gentelman became one of the world's most famous beekeepers and it all happened by a chance. Jean Paucton who is a former prop assistant for the l'Opéra National de Paris had a hobby of beekeeping. He even took a class on the subject to perfect the craft. He started small on his Parisian balcony but after countless complaints from the neighbours he decided to move his hives somewhere else. Luckily, his former employer, the Palais Garnier allowed Jean to use their roof as his honey-making space. The rest is history. After many Parisian newspaper features he went global and now you can buy a jar of Parisian made honey for a small fortune. Isn't that a sweet story? xo

P:S: The New York Times wrote a great article about Jean back in the day.
P.P.S: Also, chilling Parisian style:)

(via A Lovely Being)

17 comments:

Krystal said...

ha! that is so cool!

Anonymous said...

How do you find those genius things? I need to go to Paris and buy one of those honey jars. Grace

Dancing Branflake said...

No way! What a fun story. Love these gems you come across.

Sara Szatmary said...

I LOVE THIS!! My friend Chase is starting to keep bees and I am utterly fascinated with the process.

Alexa said...

Oh my goodness. Sweetest story. And I want some of his honey. Imagine gifting Parisian honey? Amazing.

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh yes, Alexa. That would be the best and so special:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Sara, how cool! After reading about this story I want to know more and more about the whole process. It seems so interesting.

Diana Mieczan said...

Grace and Tiffany, thanks! Glad you like it.

Anna Walker said...

That is awesome! :)
Isn't it funny how the most surprising things can make a person famous, but how normally those things are that persons passions! Great find!

Melissa Blake said...

Wow, SO amazing!!! :)

Christianna said...

What an awesome story! Good for him!

Diana Mieczan said...

Btw: he is 77 years old.

Diana said...

That is great and very inspiring that he followed his true passion xoxo

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I am not particularly afraid of bees but no way would you catch me up there! I am curious about the honey.

Diana Mieczan said...

Very true, Anna and Kerry, hahah...I bet that the honey is awesome.

Diana Mieczan said...

Di, isn't it? I find stories like that so heartwarming and totally inspiring as well:)

Annie said...

I love anything that involves honey. Beekeeping just fascinates me!

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