Honey, royal jelly, honeydew, propolis and bee pollen producted in Lucania are very appreciated and, slowly, are winning the national market because apiaries are located in unpolluted places.
Bee products are varied thanks to the many types of trees. Multiflora honey is rich in fragrances of wild flowers and its taste varies according to the production area. Acacia honey has a delicate taster and is children’s favourite because it does not crystallize and it is rich in fructose. On the contrary, chestnut honey tastes stronger and is darker in colour. Taraxacum honey is very rich in pollen.
Royal jelly gets its name from the fact that bees use it for the development and nurturing of queen bees. It’s used as medicine: for high cholesterol, liver disease, insomnia, stomach ulcers, kidney disease, pancreatitis, bone fractures, asthma, hay fever. It can help to boost fertility and help to get pregnant without invasive infertility treatments. Also to encourage hair growth.
Honeydew honey is another bee product not very well known. It is a sugary liquid secreted by insects such as aphids while sucking the plant sap. Honeydew honey contains minerals and complex sugar. It has strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties compared to the blossom honey.
Besides honey, bees also produce propolis. And bee pollen. They are used for their medicinal antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Propolis has been suggested to have a role in treating certain cancers as well. Bee pollen reduces stress too.

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