Inside The Hive!

Inside The Hive!
Bees are fascinating little insects!

Bees are fascinating little insects!

These ambassadors of biodiversity and environmental protection pollinate a multitude of wild and cultivated plants and fruit trees.

They symbolise the return of nature to the city and collective intelligence. Bees are able to live in truly organized societies and work together cooperatively because they are capable of communicating among themselves.

HIAG shares this philosophy. With five hives present at our site, which is home to 39 types of plants, we developed an ideal and sustainable environment for our little pollinators, just like for the companies present on the campus.

Inside The Hive! (live)

Inside The Hive! (live)

Journey to the centre of the hive and discover the secrets of our pollinators through our connected webcams!

A few amazing figures about bees!

  • Between 5,000 and 50,000: Number of bees per hive
  • 2,000: Maximum number of eggs that the queen can lay per day
  • 200: Number of wing beats per second
  • 50 km/h: A bee’s top speed… like a car in the city
  • 20,000 to 100,000: Number of trips to bring back 1 litre of nectar
  • 700: Number of flowers that a bee pollinates per hour
  • 3 km: The pollination range, i.e. 6000 football fields!
  • 6,900: The number of little “elementary eyes”, also called facets, of a bee
  • 25 to 30 days: average lifetime of a bee. The winter bee lives more than 170 days.
  • 80 to 100 mg: Weight of a bee… about 5 grains of rice. It can carry a maximum of 70 mg, i.e. almost its weight.