Local Honey Tastes Best ~ Miele Buonissimo!

by Ashley in Italy /
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Jun 04, 2009 / 2 comments

Driving down our road the other day we noticed our neighbor Walter (pronounced Valter), working with the bees so we had to stop!
Le Marche honey maker
He showed us the boxes, the bees & the "goods" - that golden sweet honey!

In a region filled with artisan honey filling every market, we choose to buy only the best & that just so happens to be from our neighbors! They only make enough for family, friends & the random passerby who would like a jar.

There are 2 sometimes 3 typs of honey offered -
acacia, mille fiori (thousand flowers - mixed) & castagna (chestnut). And they come in 3 colors - clear (this years acacia is just perfect), golden amber (last years mille fiori) and then third is almost like butter - grainy & creamy and wonderful with tea!

honey box
Next time you are staying with us, you can either buy a jar or two from us or we'll point you in the right direction down the road to meet our neighbors & their delicious nectar of the bees! My favorite dish Jason makes with the honey - fresh figs with aged pecorino (sheep's milk cheese) drizzled with honey. Squisito!
honey jars

In Italy or not - support your local honey farmers!

Ashley Bartner is the Living in Italy Editor for Wandering Educators.

La Tavola Marche Agriturismo & Cooking Holiday



Comments (2)

  • Dr. Jessie Voigts

    14 years 9 months ago

    YUM. thanks for sharing this here, ashley!! we LOVE honey! i need to come visit and eat eat eat!


    Jessie Voigts, PhD

    Publisher, wanderingeducators.com

  • Roberto S

    14 years 9 months ago

    Honey bees are known to communicate through many different chemicals and odors, as is common in insects, but also using specific behaviors that convey information about the quality and type of resources in the environment, and where these resources are located. The details of the signaling being used vary from species to species; for example, the two smallest species, Apis andreniformis and Apis florea, dance on the upper surface of the comb, which is horizontal (not vertical, as in other species), and worker bees orient the dance in the actual compass direction of the resource to which they are recruiting.

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