Organic Honey of Provence- Lavender 250gr
Organic Provence Honey – Lavender – 250 gr.
The hives are placed on the plateau of Valensole, above the Verdon among the lavender fields.
Honey is harvested from April to September.
Proposed by : ArtySud ( produits-bio-de-provence.com)
Arnaud Rocheux’s Honeys have all been labeled organic since 2010. Arnaud is passionate about his profession and the environment
Arnaud lays his hives on the plateau of Valensole, above the Verdon, among the lavender fields, in the Isère for the flowers of Acacia because this flower has a lot of nectar and in Ardèche for the chestnut trees.
Lavender honey has a calming effect. Drinking a cup of tea with a bit of lavender honey after a stressful day at work can completely relax you. Are you one of the many people who are dealing with insomnia? Then try a cup of tea or warm milk whit lavender honey before bedtime. This honey is also known to be very rich in minerals.
How to use?
Lavender honey is known for having a slightly different but deliciously sweet taste. People who want to give their tea or coffee an extra sweet taste do well by using this honey. In addition, lavender honey can also be used in combination with all kinds of dishes like lamb. Or for example in ice creams. A bit of lavender honey in your yogurt works wonders.
For honey to be labeled organic, it is imperative that its bees forage in an area called “no pollution”, guaranteed (minimum) 50% without pollution within a radius of three kilometers around hives – radius in which a bee performs his movements. Arnaud has made sure that his honey benefits from the PGI appellation “Miel de Provence” (Protected Geographical Indication). A strict European certification, carried out by an independent body. Arnaud does not use chemicals or molecules to eradicate diseases, he uses only certified organic products.
Arnaud carries out transhumance (he moves the hives) which make it possible to avoid certain predators, such as the Asian hornet which mainly attacks the sedentary swarms. But the transhumance is especially the way to renew the flowers to be foraging, to avoid the shortage of pollen and nectar. Arnaud transports his bees at night in a truck; in the morning he places the hives in a new and more suitable place. The nectar attracts the bees, and the pollen is the element of fertilization of the flower. “The pollen are their protein, and the nectar, their sugar …”. To make honey, you need flowers and nectar in abundance. And all the flowers do not have such resources.
The honey is harvested on sunny days, from April to September.