Miele del crinale dell'Appennino emiliano-romagnolo
(Emilia-Romagna's Appennines Honey)


Brief description of the product. Honey
Area of production. The honey from beehives in the area bounded by the border region to the south and spread to the foothills north hills (altitude above 200 m), across the Region.
How do it. The extraction is carried out with centrifugal honey extractors. The honey must be purified by filtration through sand filter with a porosity of between 100 and 500 microns and then placed in containers for decanting. After the decantation, the product must be foamed and placed in appropriate sealed containers for wholesale or retail stored at cool temperature. After the honey extraction, product can crystallize more or less quickly depending on botanical origin. Chestnut honey keeps for a long liquid physical state. In any case, when it is at sale, the product must have a uniform physical condition. The color varies from light tones to dark tones, depending on the presence of chestnut and/or honeydew. Vegetable-fruit aroma and smell, of medium intensity, more and more pungent, depending on the presence of chestnut. Sweet taste with a bitter taste any more or less strong in relation to the component of chestnut.
A bit of history. Beekeeping is a very widespread in the ancient rural traditions of the region, between the late 800 and early 900, have set the foundations for a modern beekeeping as it is practiced today. The most important feature was the introduction and spread of rational hives in the region, ahead of the other Italian regions. Beekeeping in Emilia-Romagna is configured thus early, as farming developed. Many beekeepers operating in the region are true innovators of beekeeping techniques and materials. In Bologna is located from 1931 the National Institute of Beekeeping.
The area with the particular vocation bees, as regards the production of honey, are represented by the Apennine mountains, which gives the honey traditionally defined the ridge of the Emilia-Romagna nectar rich plants, including excel sainfoin, sulla, chestnut , blackberry, raspberry, plum and wild blueberry.
Tips. Over the years, have created and disseminated both as traditional uses of honey consumption table in the kitchen.


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