Nestled in the Apulian plains, L’Ape nell’Orto beekeeping company was founded in 2016 in Altamura by Filippo Ragone and his passion for his land, nature and bees. The company’s aim is to create a harmonious connection between agriculture and beekeeping, so as to ensure high quality products obtained with due regard for animal welfare. Bee families are carefully selected and treated by beekeepers in extensive farming.
The result is a 100% natural honey, cold-processed and not chemically treated. Before being sold, it is left to mature for a period of time ranging from 20 to 30 days to reach the right consistency. The company’s honey varieties have been awarded in the prestigious national competition Premio Giulio Piana: “3 drops of gold” for Honeydew Honey, who won the title of the best Italian honey in its category, and “two drops of gold” for Spring Wildflower Honey and Clover Honey.
Among the company’s products, eucalyptus honey is produced in the Natural Oasis of San Giuliano, the largest nature reserve in the province of Matera. This honey has an amber color and a fast and compact crystallization. The taste is slightly sweet and the caramelized aroma reminds of toffee. Ideal in combination with aged cheeses.