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Honey

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Honey

Honey is the beehive’s main product. Bees start making it from nectar collected from flowers and it undergoes an initial process of concentration and enriching it with enzymes when it is being transported. The process, a continuous passing on from one bee to another until it reaches the correct humidity (about 17-18%), continues inside the beehive. During this “maturing” process, the honey is stored in the cells and then protected by a thin layer of wax called operculum. Each type of honey contains organoleptic and chemical-physical properties of the nectar it comes from; honeys from different botanical origins have different colours, scents, tastes and crystallizations. The crystallization is proof of its naturalness; it appears at different times depending on different origins and composition.

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Obtained in spring from the nectar of the Robinia tree. It is a liquid honey, pale yellow in colour and has a very slow crystallization due to its low glucose content. Its delicate taste and light aroma make it perfect for children and for sweetening food because it does not change the taste. It has been awarded many prizes at the “Best Italian honeys national competition” in Bologna.
Obtained from the nectar of different flowers, none of which predominates over the others. It has an amber colour compared to acacia honey and is characterized by its rich aroma and taste thanks to the numerous varieties of flowers that are naturally present in the summer season. This honey usually crystallizes.
Dark amber in colour and with very little crystallization, it has an intense, aromatic taste that leaves a more or less bitter aftertaste. Bees collect it at the start of the summer when the chestnut trees are in flower.
This honey varies in colour from yellow to pale green. It has a pronounced balsamic, menthol scent and an intense aroma. The linden tree often flowers at the same time as the chestnut tree.
We take our beehives to about 1800m above sea level to produce this honey. It is therefore a difficult honey to make and thus precious. It has a pale colour, a very delicate taste and aroma and very thin crystallization.
To make this honey, bees use the sugary secretion of some insects that live on fir trees, oaks, linden trees etc… and transform it into honey. Honeydew is dark amber in colour; it remains liquid for a long time, smells of cooked fruit and caramel and has a very sweet taste.
This is the substance collected by bees from the anthers of flowers. After being mixed with saliva and nectar, it is carried to the hive in tiny balls of different colours (depending on the botanical origin).Pollen is considered to be the richest food that exists in nature. It is made up of 20% protein, 45% amino acids (more than meat, eggs and cheese at equal weights), 30% carbohydrates or sugars, vitamins, oligo minerals (iron, copper, potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium). It can help when experiencing physical or mental tiredness.
Propolis is a mixture of resinous, rubbery and balsamic substances which bees collect from the buds and bark of some plants and transform by adding their own secretion, enzymes, pollen and wax. It is used by bees as a disinfectant to defend the hive from germs, to disinfect the cells before laying their eggs and to seal small holes in the hive. It has been used since ancient times because of its disinfectant properties. It can be considered a natural antibiotic, can act as an antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, healing substance, and stimulates the immune system.
Produced by the wax worker bees, it is used to build the honeycombs and to seal the cells that are full of honey. During the extraction process, we collect the wax used to seal the honey cells and it is made into beautiful candles or used in our cosmetic products.
We produce traditional fruit and honey mixed delights in our modern laboratory: “energetic honeys” and “balsamic syrups”, natural products used in foods and wellbeing.These honey and fruit-based products are a delicacy for the palate and can be savoured in many different ways: on bread, cheeses, crepes, ice-cream, panna cotta dessert, fruit salads, in yoghurt, milk, tea...

MIELMIX: Food preparation made with honey, pollen, propolis and royal jelly.
QUEEN BEE SYRUP:Food preparation made with honey with thyme, hyssop, mountain pine; it has a balsamic taste.
These sweets contain all the active ingredients in the hive (honey and propolis) with added concentrated fruit juice (blueberry and raspberry).They can relieve an irritated throat but are also a “sweet moment”.
MILK AND HONEY DROPS, PROPOLIS BONBONS, HONEY AND BLUEBERRY BONBONS, HONEY AND RASPBERRY JELLIES
SOFT NOUGAT SWEETS AND BARS with 30% our honey: an artisanal laboratory makes this delicious almond nougat for us using our honey; a unique and delicate taste.