Alpine Honey

Pure gold made by bees

At the word bees or beekeeper everyone automatically thinks of honey. It seems to be the first thing that comes to mind. Actually, honey, in addition to pollen, propolis, royal jelly, wax and bee venom is just one of the products, which is produced by bees.

The great value that bees give to humanity is the pollination, an immensely important process for the global survival of the flora and fauna. It is pleasure to look at a mountain landscape colored by an endless amount of various flowers.

Beekeeping in the Val di Funes definitely not only begins with the foundation of the Beekeeper Association about 100 years ago. In the past many farms had a beehive but one of the most common problems was the aggressiveness of bee colonies. So being a beekeeper was quite a risk that not everyone wanted to take.

Previously, the largest value was attributed to the honey, and the pollination was just a natural process and therefore taken for granted. Fortunately today, more and more people are starting to change their point of view. Finally, the importance of beekeeping is better understood.

Hiking hints in the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal

Here you may find some thematic adventure hiking trails

South Tyrolean Honey