Bees like the sweet blossoms of the tilleul or linden, which are dried to make a popular, soothing tisane. In rural France, it’s common to see a linden tree planted next to a farm house for its reputed calming properties. Country folk used to stuff pillows with the dried flowers for a better night’s sleep and sweet dreams.
Some 75% of France’s crop is harvested in the Baronnies region of Provence.
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