On April 3, 2013, as part of Sustainable development national week, Uzège bee enthousiast Albert Mahé unveiled a "solitary bee house" sponsored by the Uzès city council (with Jean-Luc Chapon, Uzès' mayor).
Located at the entrance of the main public car park Les Cordeliers in the center of Uzès, the bee house is aimed at solitary bees - as
opposed to more traditional honey producing bees found in bee hives all across the coutryside. There are over a thousand solitary bee species in France. They usually live alone and build their own nest in the ground. They play a very important role in the pollinsation process - just like their better know cousins.
Mr Mahé (seen left, hidding behing his project) is retired from the Haribo sweet factory in Uzès. He has launched the "Bee ber animation" programs in Uzès, and spends some time teaching primary and secondary school children about bees and insects.