A history in being bee’s partner!
The Europe heard 300 years ago about that Romanian honey-gift through Descriptio Moldaviae, an extraordinary encyclopaedia prepared for the Berlin Academy by Dimitrie Cantemir, a ruler-prince of Moldavia (NE of Romania) and a humanist spirit. The author described those “vast wildflower meadows and forests where the bees always find an unceasing source of food for their wax and honey”. “The beekeepers’ earnings could be higher”, he said, “but the law stops one from having more hives than what his own land allows, because a higher number of bees might damage his neighbours’ lands”.
Today, we still enjoy vast wildflower meadows and forests. Also, in spite of the fast-paced world production, the beekeepers still maintain their businesses into a sustainable frame, understanding that artificially increased production could damage the entire ecosystem. Therefore, any modern encyclopaedist would tell that Romanians have their own apiculture school, which succeeded to deliver a national healthy and hardworking bee, Apis Mellifera Carpatica. Guided by a National Strategy for Apiculture, the Romanians beekeepers branch gained their well-deserved place in top EU honey producers (1st place in 2017 and 2015). By continuously delivering healthy and tasty products to sophisticated markets like Germany and other West European countries, the beekeepers keep their commitment to respect the concept of eco-honeybees.
Few years ago, a well-known independent blog, healthywithhoney.com, asked: ”what’s the best honey in the world? What’s so special at the Romanian honey?” We think the question is still open, but we can try a short answer: as you find in the following pages, we love bees and bees love us...