It's a funny old thing, beespace. At 5/16 of an inch, it shares its awkward mathematics with other constants like pi, attractively packaged at 3.14159, or the speed of light, which clocks on at precisely 299,792,458 metres/second. In a parallel universe, in which Douglas Adams wrote the Beekeeper's Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything would be 5/16 of an inch (rather than the correct answer of 42 for our own universe, of course).
Intriguingly, it is the sweet pulp of the Fiano grape which holds a peculiar attraction for foraging bees. Which makes sense, since the modern Fiano grape is said to have been the grape known in Roman times as vitis apiana, which made the legendary Roman wine Apianum.So next time you are scanning a wine list for a light, lip-smacking white wine, see if you can spot a Fiano. And make a bee-line for it!