each species of flower favors particular places, depending on the terroir, the climate and the composition of the soil. We bring our bees to collect nectar in different places, making at least 60 stops during a single year
making nomadic honey means seeking the finest floral and local expression of honey. the transfers and layovers take into account the bees’ life cycle, so we move only by night, when the hive is asleep.
our spirit sees honey as the food of the present and the future. its nature explained in sixteen words, sixteen keys to a new idea of nutrition, linked to environmental and ethical values and quality of life.
local, vegetable, raw, healthy, natural, essential, sweet, artisanal, unavailable, limited, atavistic, holistic, environmentally friendly, peaceful, maternal and seductive, pure.
the motto of Ferdinand I de' Medici, accompanied by an image of a queen bee surrounded by concentric circles of workers, alluding to the majesty of the Grand Duke and the fealty of the industrious inhabitants of Florence.
honey colors have iridescent tones, with many hues and highlights, making it difficult to define and codify a scale. mielicromia i san excuse for collecting curiosities, sensory notes, ideas for culinary uses, matching pollens, place of origin and botanical information about the flowers that generate the honey. an id card for each one, an indispensabile tool for recoignizing, reusing and returning honeys, in the plural, to the dignity they deserve.
ed. by: mieli thun - corraini edizioni amiisbn: 9788890522505 pages: 56