LUNIGIANA HONEY D.O.P.
Lunigiana honey is the first honey to receive the Protected Designation of Origin by the European Union, which is the highest recognition awarded for the uniqueness of a product. The territory of production includes 14 municipalities of Lunigiana, whose peculiarly alpine landscape is characterized by a very varied vegetation with many and large woods of acacia and chestnut, particularly refined essences from the point of view of beekeeping. Such territorial peculiarity, together with a tradition that certainly traces back to the end of 1400, together with the low rate of industrialization, determines an environement apt to high quality beekeeping. Hence, the production of acacia and chestnut honey with excellent chemical, physical and organoleptic features.
Practicing bio beekeeping does not only meann producing honey certified according to strict disciplinary standards provided by the law, but also and most importantly respecting the “laws” of nature, protecting the quality of life of the bees and the environement, without using sinthetic chemical substances. Among the main principles of bio beekeeping there is the initial check and the constant control of the localization of the apiaries. Infact, the law prescribes that they must be positioned far from intensive plantations and from polluting industrial sites. The guarantee for the consumer of a high-quality standard is provided by the supervision of a controlling organism. This proves that all the phases of production, from the field to the packaging of the honey inside the vase, have been achieved according to the biological method.