The term indicates a type of wildflower honey honey derived from multiple flowers (originally multiflorale). The contemporary collection of bees from the nectar from many different varieties of flowers gives rise to this particular product.
The millefiori is the summer of our honeys, highly intense color, crystallizes spontaneously and is the most diverse in the pollen content. Is collected on wild flowers in pristine areas. Sweet taste with full flavor and varied. Great spread on bread and satisfying when eaten alone. He also found a welcome in the past to use a spoon cooked apples, mixing a few drops of lemon.
Wildflower blossom honey is usually a firm consistency (crystallized honey) and a color that can be clear, from shades of yellow to white opaque or dark shades of red to brown ones.
Generally clear wildflower blossom honey has a sweet flavor that can be more or less intense.
On the other hand the flower honey dark usually has a strong flavor with more or less bitter aftertaste.
Name of the product: Thousand flower blossom honey
Net weight: 100 g or 400 g.
Ingredients: 100% Italian honey from Piemont
… a little bit of history ..
To produce honey “Monoflorale” (one flower hoey) we adopt the practice of ‘”Nomad Beekeeping“.
First, it is good to know that the of bees does not fly more than 2 or 3 km radius around the hive.
The nomad beekeeping is a way to move the hives from place to place depending on the presence of plants in bloom. Moreover, these displacements enable the production of flower honeys allowing a better supply of the final product.
One time the hive were loaded onto special boats that went up the rivers towards the most favorable regions from honeydew. When you reached a certain waterline, the hives were full.
Today the movement of hives occur on the road: you load them in the night (when all the bees have returned) and unloaded at sunrise.
The movements are often functional changes in altitude, and the season progresses, beginning from the plains and valleys between April and early June, following the more blooms late July and August, ending with the harvest of honeydew, before return to winter in the plains.
This method, which turns out to have very high costs of management, is in ‘”chase” the various spring flowering and summer moving the combs with the families of bees. This allows us to choose the most healthy and unpolluted places with the greatest concentration of flowers.
… curiosity …
Man uses honey from about 12,000 years.
The most ancient depiction of honey collection it has been discovered in 1921 on the walls of the cave spider in spain, dates back to the Neolithic period around 5000 BC.
A family of bees consists of one queen bee, many (from 6,000 to 70,000) workers (sterile females), from drones (males) and brood (larvae). A hive consists of a single colony or family.
The bees are on earth from 4 million years for the same current appearance.
Worker bees have an average life of 6 weeks in summer and are primarily responsible for supplying the hive with their favorite food, while those born in late summer or early autumn will live from 5 to 6 months will have a body more rich in fat acids. Their work is to protect the queen, to keep the swarm in glomere that will pass the winter at a temperature of about 30 ° C, and then, in February, prepare for the arrival of new generations.
In ancient Babylon, the just married couples received as a symbol of fertility, honey in a quantity sufficient for one month. (hence, perhaps, the honeymoon period).
To produce 1 kg of honey are needed more than 50,000 flights round trip from ‘hive to flowers, for a total of 150,000 km, flown to haul flowers that grow to a radius of 3 km from the hive.