Honey is a local product of reference, ancient roots, produced by hand and adapted to the modernization of materials and processes. Durable and rich in minerals, is used as a natural sweetener for several generations, when sugar was a very accessible to few. Their quality and flavor are incomparable and reflect the typical characteristics of the vegetation and the ecosystem, through the scent of lavender, orange blossom, thyme, arbutus flower and other floral species characteristics of this region.
It is a food, usually found in sticky and sugary liquid, which is produced by bees from the nectar collected from flowers and processed by the digestive enzymes of these insects are stored in honeycombs in their hives to serve them as food.
In recent yearswith the rise of new techniques, the activity underwent a major expansion, marked by the increase in hives and beekeepers in this region. Despite this growth, beekeeping remains essentially traditional nature, with the use of "cooked" hives whose honey production is intended in part for self-consumption.
*Image in Roteiro dos Sabores do Baixo Guadiana 2018