May 30th, 2018 - by Pei Yeng

Do you know that we don't need honeybees to pollinate the grape vines?

Grapevine flower in Champagne

The flowers started to appear in the Champagne vineyard! We might expect to harvest the grapes in 90 to 100 days .

A lot of people asked me if grape vines need honeybees to produce the grapes. Actually they don’t! Grape vines are pollinated by the wind. 

In fact, grape vines (that used to produce wine) have both male and female reproductive organs, so they are self-pollinated.