Thank you to Laurent Mariotte and his team of Petits Plats en Equilibre for highlighting our Périgord honey!
With only 3 hives and training at the CFPPA in Périgueux, Séverine started producing honey in 2017.
Today, around twenty colonies work every day to concoct this amber and fragrant nectar that we call
Perigord forest honey
1kg jar = 14.50 € - 500g jar = 8 € - 250g jar = 4.50 € - 125g jar = 2.50 €
Here the bees take advantage of the surrounding nature, from February to October, from hazelnut trees, first fruit trees and dandelions to callune (or pink heather) and lière through country maples, acacias, lime trees, chestnuts and all the wild flowers within reach of our little bees!
They collect pollen and nectar which they store cleverly in the cells of the frames of the body of the hive (their home - where the Queen lays eggs). Nurses make a mixture of honey and pollen to nourish the eggs and larvae. At the end of 9 days, the alveolus of the larva is "capped", that is to say closed, and the larva grows quietly until metamorphosis (the larva turns into a nymph - first phase of the bee to be born) then after 21 days the little bee tears the operculum to come out of its socket. She then becomes a cleaner: she cleans her own cell. She will not go out foraging for about twenty days, that is to say halfway through her life. Indeed, a bee only lives 40 days!We understand the incredible energy developed every day to seek provisions in order to renew oneself continuously!