PDO Honey of Belluno Dolomites



PDO Honey of Belluno Dolomites

The production area covers the entire province of Belluno.  The natural environment is characterized by a typical alpine flora and plants, shrubs and herbaceous plants highly suited to the intense work of the ' Apis mellifera ' bees that have adapted perfectly to the characteristics of the high mountain altitudes. Here in fact the presence of man is rare, a crucial factor to help produce a higher quality honey than that of the plains. Given the different floral and botanical species present, different honey varieties are obtained, such as Mixed Flower, Acacia, Lime Blossom, Chestnut, Rhodedendron and Dandelion.

The importance of honey for the people of the Dolomites is also documented by artefacts that date back thousands of years and continue to be celebrated at various events such as the Agrimont Agricultural Show of Longarone and the Limana Beekeeping and Agricultural Festival. The high-quality honey of the Belluno Dolomites is used in many local recipes for cakes, biscuits and yoghurts, but also for cooking pasta dishes such as sausage and honey pasta, as an ingredient in the local liqueurs and in conjunction with local cheeses such.

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