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Honey from South Tyrol’s nature
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Quality you can taste

South Tyrolean honey

Honey with the South Tyrolean seal of quality can be recognised by the following characteristics: the golden-coloured label and the unique variety of aromas. After meeting strict quality criteria, it has been permitted to bear the South Tyrolean seal of quality since 2005.
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What are the most important quality criteria?

  • Regional production
  • Water content may not exceed 18.5 percent
  • Fructose and glucose content of at least 60 grams/100 grams (or 45 grams/100 grams for forest honey)
  • Nothing may be added or removed from the honey
  • Subject to regular checks by an independent inspection authority
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South Tyrolean honey in numbers

6,000
bee colonies produce honey with the South Tyrolean seal of quality.
90,000
kilograms of quality honey are produced by South Tyrolean bees in a single year - that’s an average of 15 kilograms per bee colony!
40,000 to 60,000
bees can form a single colony in early summer.
5
blossoms must be visited by bees to make 1 kilogram of honey.
3
kilograms of nectar must be collected by bees to make 1 kilogram of honey.
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South Tyrolean beekeepers look after the bee colonies.
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How is the honey produced?

To collect nectar, hundreds of thousands of bees frequent South Tyrol's meadows and forests every day. They store their syrupy liquid in the beehive’s combs.

This changes the composition of the raw material: the animals' own enzymes convert starches into sugar and form substances that inhibit fungi and bacteria. The honey also loses water.

When the bees cover their combs with wax lids, it’s a sign that the honey is ready and can be harvested. As soon as it has been cleaned of air bubbles and small wax residues, the natural honey is then bottled.


What varieties are there?

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Multi-flower honey
Origin: the nectar of many different blossoms

Flavour: very aromatic

Structure: crystallises very quickly (after 10 to 20 days)

Fun fact: To produce cream honey that retains its consistency, the blossom honey is gently stirred after extraction.
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Alpine rose honey
Origin: mainly nectar of the Alpine rose

Flavour: mild, fruity

Colour: light to golden yellow

Fun fact: unique honey from the Alpine region; a rarity
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Dandelion honey
Origin: mainly dandelion nectar

Flavour: intense aroma, spicy and tart flavour

Colour: light

Structure: fine, crystalline

Fun fact: mainly produced in May
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Forest honey
Origin: honeydew, a sugary substance that aphids and scale insects leave on trees; bees collect the honeydew from the leaves and needles.

Colour: dark

Flavour: intense, spicy

Structure: crystallises very slowly (after about 6 months)

The creators of South Tyrolean honey

Our producers

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Bucher Roland
Honey
39020 Taufers im Münstertal/Tubre
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Chizzali Davide
Honey
39030 Enneberg/Marebbe
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D'Antoni Luigi
Honey
39040 Salorno/Salurn
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Fischnaller Roland
Honey
39043 Klausen/Chiusa
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Gianordoli Robert
Honey
39026 Prad am Stilfserjoch/Prato allo Stelvio
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Gruber Werner
Honey
39028 Schlanders/Silandro
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Innerhofer Josef
Honey
39030 St. Lorenzen/San Lorenzo
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Joas Michael
Honey
39038 Innichen/San Candido
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Kienzl Peter
Honey
39020 Partschines/Parcines
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Kofler Robert
Honey
39010 St. Martin i.P./San Martino i.P.
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Kofler Karl
Honey
39010 St. Martin i.P./San Martino i.P.
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Lintner Franz
Honey
39054 Klobenstein/Collalbo
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Mayr Maria
Honey
39054 Klobenstein/Collalbo
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Messner Adolf
Honey
39049 Sterzing/Vipiteno
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Moling Alex
Honey
39040 Freienfeld/Campo di Trens
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Niederstätter Josef
Honey
39040 Villanders/Villandro
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Pfeifer Alois
Honey
39055 Laives/Leifers
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Pichler Herbert
Honey
39052 Kaltern/Caldaro
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Pitscheider Valentin
Honey
39050 Völs am Schlern/Fiè allo Sciliar
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Pohl Engelbert
Honey
39020 Kastelbell/Castelbello
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Pressl Peter Paul
Honey
39039 Niederdorf/Villa Bassa
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Putz Doris
Honey
39057 Eppan/Appiano
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Rainer Josef
Honey
39049 Pfitsch/Val di Vizze
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Reichegger Josef
Honey
39032 Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures
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Senfter Peter
Honey
39038 Innichen/San Candido
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Stifter Josef
Honey
39039 Niederdorf/Villa Bassa
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Stillebacher Hubert
Honey
39026 Prad am Stilfserjoch/Prato allo Stelvio
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Teutsch Othmar
Honey
39040 Kurtinig/Cortina sulla Strada del Vino
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Thaler Franz
Honey
39040 Petersberg/Monte San Pietro
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Tscholl Konrad
Honey
39023 Laas/Lasa
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Unterholzner Alfred
Honey
39010 Tisens/Tesimo
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Windisch Alois
Honey
39010 Riffian/Rifiano
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Winkler Anton
Honey
39040 Seis am Schlern/Siusi allo Sciliar
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Kaiser Franz
Honey
39030 Weissenbach/Rio Bianco
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Gufler Heinrich
Honey
39031 Bruneck/Brunico
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Watschinger Peter
Honey
39038 Innichen/San Candido
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Pirpamer Werner
Honey
39040 Kurtinig/Cortina sulla Strada del Vino
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Seeber Josef
Honey
39032 Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures
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Kurt Kessler
Honey
39010 St. Martin in Passeier/San Martino in Passiria
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Helmut Kiem
Honey
39020 Kastellbell-Tschars/Castelbello-Ciardes
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Bert Innerhofer
Honey
39020 Partschins/Parcines
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Ulrich Reiterer
Honey
39020 Partschins/Parcines