Bees have been buzzing on earth for more than 25 million years. They are intimately adapted to each local micro-climate, every local geography and to the planet’s crazy humans, from North to South and East to West.
People do not usually connect bees to winemaking. In fact, many of us do not think of that idea of the importance of bees when it comes making wine. If you have ever visited a winery or a vineyard, you might have seen that some of them keep their own beehives on their property. There are people that often refuse to go to vineyards, just because they are allergic, or they are just afraid of these magnificent insects. On the other hand, bees actually have a big role in making high-quality wines.
Let us start for here. Bees have a direct and indirect effect on what people eat and drink because they are the primary pollinator of crop; and that’s a fact. These insects also help in protecting other insects which, in turn, act as predators for the pests. Crazy right? They act as the main pollinator and, at the same time, act as the guardians of the vineyard.
If we talk about vineyards, the high presence of bees is an important indicator that the vineyards are healthy as growers do not need to use chemicals in maintaining them. The bee’s role in this is their cross-pollination which allows fruits and other flowers to grow. This results in other insects visiting the vineyard and protects it from being destroyed by unwanted. If a vineyard has a full and healthy ecosystem, everything works together so its soil is filled up with important nutrients and allows grape vines to grow healthy.
''At the end of the day, you really can’t make a wrong choice.
As long as you pay attention to what it is that you don’t like about a wine
each bottle will get you closer to what you do like.
Take it one glass at a time!''