Beekeepers flying the flag of diversity
Unveiling the character and quality of a terroir
Located in Sospel, at the gateway to Parc national du Mercantour, the Lavoriero family produces truly exceptional honeys. Triple winners of the Prix d’Excellence and distinguished no less than 43 times at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris, Les Ruchers des Oliviers is home to 500 hives producing 10 different sorts of honey, including forest wildflower… La Miellerie de Tende is a proud holder of the AB organic label and its bees thrive in virgin mountainscapes. Their Infuse range offers delicious blends of aromas such as rosemary and lemon, or cinnamon and star anise. Last but not least, fervent bee fan Jean-Louis Lautard produces delicious honey in the village of Tignet. His sustainably-produced harvest comes from over 800 bee colonies and promises flawless traceability. Good news for gourmets – you’ll have to taste them all to choose your favourite: will it be white heather or herby Estérel maquis?