Slow Food and the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity have long promoted a clean agricultural system that protects the landscape, does not impact on the environment and preserves biodiversity. This is the ideal kind of agriculture for the well-being of bee colonies.
At the same time, Slow Food has many projects active in Europe and around the world that promote honeys or bee breeds at risk of extinction. From high-mountain honeys in the Italian Alps to black Sicilian bees, from the honey made by native Sateré-Mawé bees in the heart of Amazonia to the network of Ethiopian honeys, from honey from the Mexican Sierra Norte to Polish mead... come discover them with us!
• The Presidia for honey, honey by-products and bee species:
High Mountain Honeys, Italy
Black Sicilian Bee, Italy
Polish Mead, Poland
Sateré-Mawé Native Bees Honey, Brazil
Tigrai White Honey, Ethiopia
Wenchi Volcano Honey, Ethiopia
Puebla Sierra Norte Native Bees Honey, Mexico
• The honeys and bee products catalogued in the Ark of Taste
• Many of the Terra Madre food communities are beekeepers, and a number of Ethiopian producers have formed the Honeys of Ethiopia network, linking together the producers of the best artisanal Ethiopian honeys.