Island: Lanzarote

Category: Food

Products: Organic Honey

Miel de Lanzarote emerged in 2012, when Klaus Guttenberger, Betty Bonnani and Darlene Kist decided to dedicate themselves to beekeeping and set up a small business dedicated to the production of honey with organic certification from the Government of the Canary Islands.

The hives are distributed in different parts of Lanzarote, which are about a hundred meters away from any private home, and close to crops so that the bees can collect pollen. It is mutual aid, since bees contribute to pollination in the fields and improve the quantity and quality of fruits.

Palm trees, poppies, olive trees, eucalyptus, vegetables such as tomato plants, fruit trees such as papaya, peach or guava, and even cacti are pollinated by bees, which can travel a distance of up to 3.5 kilometers from their hive. This means that the island’s honey is multifloral.

Despite the harsh climatic conditions of Lanzarote, with a lot of drought, a lot of sun and little rain, these bees have adapted to the environment and climate of the island.
These bees feed on their own honey (not sugar or soy as can happen with honey made by large companies) so, although production is limited, the honey they make has very good quality and keeps all its properties intact.