Created with the aim of promoting and enhancing Ligurian honey and increasing its quality by verifying the chemical-physical and organoleptic characteristics, the "Mieli dei Parchi della Liguria" Contest is aimed at beekeepers with apiaries located in the Municipalities of the Parks, adjoining areas, Special Areas of Conservation and Special Areas of Protection, managed by the Ligurian Natural Parks, who have to comply with the regulations in force on beekeeping and have to be duly registered.
The competition, established for the first time in 1999 and promoted by the Department of Agriculture of the Province of Genoa, is today the result of a positive collaboration between the Liguria Region, Federparchi Liguria, the Regional Parks of the Ligurian Alps, Antola, Aveto, Beigua, Montemarcello-Magra, Piana Crixia and Portofino, the Cinque Terre National Park.
The 2023 edition of the contest will take place in the Aveto Park. The event, supporting the beekeepers of our Region, aims to promote a product that has always connected environmental integrity and good rural practices.
Honey samples can be delivered to the offices of the different Park Authorities by 20 October, according to the procedures described in the attached SAMPLE DELIVERY INDICATIONS.
The samples will be subjected to chemical-physical analysis, as well as organoleptic and sensory analysis to award each competing honey with 1, 2 or 3 golden bees.
The final and awarding day of the contest will be held in Vicosoprano, in the municipality of Rezzoaglio, on Sunday 7 April 2024.
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