Our bees enjoy magic places with amazing views, in the middle of nature, to collect the pollen with they make our honey. You can find a magical place to enjoy the nature that we have, although it is certainly advisable to start enjoying this Nature tasting the work of our small workers, which is none other than their honey.
Walking through one of the places near our apiaries.
Our hives are located within the Iberian Plateau that constitutes the Transboundary Biosphere Reserve between Spain and Portugal integrated within the UNESCO Program Man and Biosphere, with the aim of reconciling the conservation of Natural and cultural values with sustainable economic development.
This Biosphere Reserve extends between our neighboring country Portugal and the provinces of Salamanca and Zamora in Castile and Leon, with the river Duero as the cornerstone where they settle natural parks as the Arribes de Duero and natural spaces as the Mountain range of the Culebra .
It is true that the main source of food for the bees are the flowers, without them it is difficult to have colonies of bees, but also the bees perform necessary work for the environment, the pollination. Through the exchange of pollen between flowers, the goal of reproduction is achieved, a fundamental process for the maintenance of life on earth, where honeybees are the most highly efficient pollinating insects.
Flowering field in spring at the place of Gundino (Gallegos del Campo – Zamora-Spain)
In Aliste we have a varied and staggered flowering throughout the spring and summer, so that our bees can collecting their food for a long period of time.
The hill of Mazada flowery in spring. You can see at the foot of this hill the signage of our apiaries.
By the situation of our apiaries we can observe how they collecting nectar and pollen on wild flowers as well as on some fruit trees and small orchards near our locality occur.
Bees collecting in flowers of wild silva arranged in the borders and paths of our locality
Bees collecting cherry blossoms in orchards near Gallegos del Campo.
We are certified as a bee farm with apiaries where our hives and their bees have a pollinator-free field of pollution by the New York BeeSanctuary.
Following Honey Bee Haven’s initiative, we are committed to providing a safe and pesticide-free shelter with access to food, water and shelter for all pollinating insects.
All our apiaries are located in the village of Gallegos del Campo, and all of them comply scrupulously with environmental protection mesures. They are far from the town and its roads, and are correctly marked and closed before the possible accidental intrusion of people, scrupulously complying with legal rules.
Apiary in the place of Mazada.
Several Environmental Impact Assessment Projects have been carried out by an agricultural technical engineer and an agronomist to obtain the environmental protection license from the Town Council of Figueruela de Arriba, a municipality to which the small town of Gallegos del Campo belongs. This is necessary for the correct, safe and legal Beekeeping activity.