Meet some of them in Montalcino this weekend in September and taste a few of the country's 51 official types of honey. Some of the most popular in Tuscany are chestnut, wildflowers and acacia (my favorite!). And no need to say it, they taste best on top of a piece of Pecorino cheese from the Val d'Orcia.
|Beehives and olive groves in Tuscany|
SETTIMANA DEL MIELE - BEEKEEPERS WEEKEND IN MONTALCINO
Fortezza (fortress): September 6-8, 2013
Honey tasting daily from 9 to 7pm
Visits with Montalcino's beekeepers are organized during the weekend.
Honey and beer? Worth a try! Follow up the beekeepers festival with an Italian artisan beer in Buoconvento.