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High Mountain Honeys - Presì Slow Food
 

High Mountain Honeys



Three high-mountain honeys are made in the Alpine arc: fir honeydew, rhododendron and wildflower. All strictly pure virgin honeys, they are made only from nectar or honeydew gathered at altitudes over 1,200 meters above sea level. The fir honeydew is dark, almost black, and has a slightly resinous scent which evokes burnt wood and caramelized sugar. In the mouth it is less sweet than the nectar honeys, releasing malted, balsamic notes. The rhododendron and wildflower honeys, on the other hand, are fresher and more delicate. Both are very pale, turning white when crystallized. On the nose and in the mouth they are very refined, with a subtle fragrance that recalls berry jams.




Seasonality

Summer production only, but honey is commercially available throughout the year.
Production of the high-mountain honeys is not an easy task. Even a good season, which occurs on average every four or five years, yields just a few hundred quintals. The Presidium wants to promote and revive these honeys, produced by hard-working beekeepers who move nomadically around the Alpine meadows. Less profitable than beekeeping from a fixed location, these days nomadism is rarely practiced, but it can offer excellent products with a very high value, as well as helping to save the environment.

Production area
Alpine areas above 1,200 meters

Presidium supported by
Aspromiele, Unaapi (National Union of Italian Beekeeping Associations), Verallia

Piedmont
Lidia Agnello
Demonte (CN)
località Patera
tel. 328 4260670
lamblidia@inwind.it

Antonio Casavecchia
Bra (Cn)
vicolo Sergente Testa, 2 a
tel. +39 0172 422870 – 334 7458593
manilubra@libero.it

Andrea Diale
Salmour (Cn)
via Trinità, 22
tel. +39 0172 649118 - 392 0066696
andrea@apicolturadiale.it

Alberto Fossati
Sambuco (Cn)
Via Cuneo 12/A
tel. 348 9117823
apicoltura.fossati@libero.it

Michele Gaido
Villastellone (To)
frazione Tetti Mauritti, 11
tel. 011 9610560
info@ilmieledellavita.it

Margherita Fogliati
Rivoli (To)
Corso Francia, 152
tel. +39 011 9913469
api.lamargherita@alice.it

Il Mielebiodigirba
Avigliana (To)
Borgata Girba, 5
tel. +39 335 8190791
ilmielebiodigirba@gmail.com

Michele Gaido
Villastellone (To)
frazione Tetti Mauritti, 11
tel. +39 011 9610560
info@ilmieledellavita.it

Daniele Landra
San Michele di Prazzo (Cn)
Borgata Allemandi 3
tel. +39 017199223
3280153284
guida@chersogno.itvia Abelloni, 5
tel. +39 0173 69112
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Valerio Mondo
Diano d'Alba (Cn)
via Abelloni, 5
tel. +39 0173 69112
valerio.mondo@virgilio.it

Emanuele Perino
Azeglio (To)
Regione Vigna Granda 2
tel. +39 0125 727415
info@apicolturalequerce.it

Cooperativa Piemonte Miele
Fossano (Cn)
località Cussanio
via Latirolo, 3
tel. +39 0172 691204
piemontemiele@libero.it
La cooperativa confeziona e commercializza il miele di alta montagna conferito da piccoli apicoltori associati.

Dario Pozzolo
Bra (Cn)
via Don Orione, 250 a
tel. +39 0172 457245
dario.pozzolo@tiscali.it

Floriano Turco
Elva (Cn)
borgata S. Giovanni
tel. +39 338 2030388
florianoapibio@yahoo.it

Massimo Carpinteri
San Paolo Solbrito (At)
via Tagliaverde, 10
tel. +39 0141 936802
335 205763
alberodellavitaapicoltur@tin.it

Apicoltura Vallera
Cunico (AT)
Località Vallera sul Bricco 8
tel. +39 0141 901892 - 328 8582910
www.apicolturavallera.it


Lombardy
Luca Bonizzoni
Casteggio (Pv)
strada Madonna, 33
tel. +39 0383 805452

Raffaele Fumagalli
Perego (Lc)
via Bernaga, 11
tel. +39 039 5310298 - 348 3122916
raffaele.fumagalli@tiscali.it

Umberto Mandelli
Calco (Lc)
largo Pomeo, 12
tel. +39 346 6684385
mandelliumberto@virgilio.it

Angela Pizzamiglio
Verolanuova (Bs)
via Donatori del Sangue, 5
tel. +39 030 9361630 - 030 932281
bresciani.piero@libero.it

La Traccia di Pietro Fumagalli
Colle Brianza (Lc)
località Ravellino
tel. +39 039 9211407
333 6186239
info@latracciaonline.comwww.latracciaonline.com

Mirella e Lodovico Valente
Botticino Mattina (Bs)
via Sampì, 26
tel. +39 030 2693284
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www.latracciaonline.com

Mirella e Lodovico Valente
Botticino Mattina (Bs)
via Sampì, 26
tel. +39 030 2693284
info@apicolturasampi.itwww.apicolturasampi.it

Aosta Valley
Mirko Gastaldo Brac
Valtournenche (Ao)
Frazione Bioley, 1
tel. +39 0166 870480 - 347 2803010
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www.apicolturasampi.it

Aosta Valley
Mirko Gastaldo Brac
Valtournenche (Ao)
Frazione Bioley, 1
tel. +39 0166 870480 - 347 2803010
info@dolcebosco.it|
www.dolcebosco.it
Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Massimo Carpinteri
Tel. +39 335 205763
alberodellavitaapicoltur@tin.it

 


 
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