3 kg of nectar from 5 million blossoms are needed for 1 kilo of pure honey: plenty of work for the 6,000 bee colonies in South Tyrol.
Hundreds of thousands of bees are out and about every day in South Tyrol's meadows and forests, bringing honeydew and nectar to the honeycombs of their hives. The honey produced from it regularly achieves top marks in the ratings.
For over 10 years, the South Tyrolean Honey Evaluation has been organised by the South Tyrolean Beekeepers' Association and the South Tyrolean Seal of Quality. This honey with quality seal is recognisable by its gold-coloured label and is subject to strict quality criteria: The water content must not exceed 18.5% and the fructose and glucose content must be at least 60 g/100 g.
The delicacy is then served as aromatic mixed blossom honey, alpine rose honey, dandelion honey or forest honey. Honey is highly valued in South Tyrol, so there are also some themed trails, such as the Rodengo Bee Trail or the Alta Valle Isarco Bee Trail, as well as a dedicated museum on the Renon. This Beekeeping Museum tells you in the outdoor area how the bee orientates itself, how it hears and how it makes honey. Inside there are lots of products to taste and buy...