It’s long history, the language, the food, the Parisians….everything about Paris oozes finesse. Other than exploring the popular attractions on our trip, we ventured to a part of the city that is more local than touristy. In Jardin du Luxembourg, there is a renaissance in beekeeping in the city, with many aficionados and hobbyists producing jars of divine sticky gold. Some of the luckiest bees in the city make their residence here. Jardin du Luxembourg is the second largest public space in Paris, and has been home to a beekeeping school in the lovely garden, with its own small orchard since 1856. Bees are housed in a collection of beautiful antique wood boxes with copper roofs. For water consumption, they have their own personal fountain. Each year in September, the honey is sold at the annual autumn honey festival.