TRADITIONAL HONEY HARVESTING IN THE MIDI-PYRÉNÉES REGION

Date: 2013 Funds: EAFRD Amount of co-financing UE: 9 350 € Midi-Pyrénées

TRADITIONAL HONEY HARVESTING IN THE MIDI-PYRÉNÉES REGION

Themes: The European next door ; Agriculture ; Environment
Beneficiary: GAEC des Sept Molles

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The GAEC des SEPT MOLLES was created in 2011 through the association of a seasoned bee-keeper and a young, newly installed farmer. The GAEC des SEPT MOLLES sets up the hives near the honey house to comply with the environmental requirements defined in the specifications. These are so-called "lower valley" sites used to produce the "multi-flower mountain" honey (sold under the name fleurs du luchonnais ) and for the wintering of hives.

The GAEC also transfers its honey bee colonies to the Landes region for acacia honey, to Spain, near Valencia, for orange blossom honey and to high mountain areas for heather honey.

The hives are installed in cultivated areas (sunflower crops so that the bees can stock up before the onset of winter, etc.) as well as non crop areas (forests, summer pastures, etc.).

The pollination area of the GAEC's bees is therefore extremely wide.

Additional information

  • Duration:
  • Total cost: 17 000 €
  • Key numbers
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    10 metric tons of honey per year