Diego has been a beekeeper since he was a child. It was his grandfather who passed on to him the importance of beekeeping and regenerative beekeeping. And when he was just over 10 years old, he already had his first five hives, a gift from his mother. Now he is 44 and bees are his life.
The apiary is housed in the Sierra de Baza Natural Park, surrounded by pine and broom trees, although Diego travels several times a year with the bee colonies following the flowering cycles.
The campaign begins with the flowering of the almond tree in January and in February, brought forward by climate change, it is the turn of dawn. It is then when they move to Almería. The rest of the early flowering such as orange blossom or rosemary is spent in the low coastal areas and for the late flowering of thyme, broom or savory they return to the Sierra de Baza and Castril.
The cycle of care and feeding of bees is continuous, therefore the work of a beekeeper does not give rest. But Diego, who has practiced other professions, would not change it for anything.
Thanks to these unique natural environments far from the pollution of urban centers and sustainable production without chemicals, the honey produced by Diego’s bees is organic.
But the most important ingredient is the health of these insects, since their survival directly affects the conservation of biodiversity and local ecosystems. Como polinizadores naturales, las abejas son fundamentales en los cultivos de agricultura regenerativa.Leer menos