MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Get to know the natural origin of our products and discover how we make LAPUELA Honey.

FROM THE BEEHIVE TO YOUR TABLE

The production process begins with the installation of the hives in the Asturian forests.

Choosing good locations for bees is of utmost importance. The health of the hives, the production and the type of honey produced depends to a large extent on their location.

The bees journey to collect nectar, pollen or propolis reaches no further than 1500 meters, depending on the orography or blossoming of the flowers, among other factors.

 

The existing vegetation surrounding the hives determines the floral origin of the honey.

HARVESTING HONEY AT THE APPROPIATE TIME

 

In LAPUELA Honey we work with hives made of moveable panels, or modern hives, which allow us to look inside and facilitate their handling.

They have two differentiated parts: the brood chamber, where the bees reproduce and feed, and the top of the hive, where they deposit the surplus honey, which we harvest at the end of each honey flow.

Communication between the beekeeper and the bee is essential to interpret the necessities of our hives, anticipating the best moment for collecting the honey; as well as looking after the bees and the hives to prevent them from diseases and attacks from other species.

It is very important that the honey is harvested at its optimal point, as bringing forward the harvest would result in the final product losing some of its properties.

EXTRACTION AND ANALYSIS PROCESS

Once the honey at the top of hive is recollected and taken to our facilities, it is weighed and labelled to know its precise origin, the type of honey it is and where it comes from.

First of all, we perform the uncapping of the honeycombs, we remove the layer of wax (the caps) that bees cover the combs with. Afterwards, the combs are introduced into an extractor, where the honey is released by centrifugal force and is sent to maturation tanks where it remains for some time to complement the process of decanting and cleansing. 

We send honey samples for analysis to accredited laboratories which certify that it complies with all the physical and chemical parameters of high-quality honey.

They also confirm that our honey is from the botanical origin in which it was classified.

EXTRACTION AND ANALYSIS PROCESS

Once the honey at the top of hive is recollected and taken to our facilities, it is weighed and labelled to know its precise origin, the type of honey it is and where it comes from.

First of all, we perform the uncapping of the honeycombs, we remove the layer of wax (the caps) that bees cover the combs with. Afterwards, the combs are introduced into an extractor, where the honey is released by centrifugal force and is sent to maturation tanks where it remains for some time to complement the process of decanting and cleansing. 

We send honey samples for analysis to accredited laboratories which certify that it complies with all the physical and chemical parameters of high-quality honey.

They also confirm that our honey is from the botanical origin in which it was classified.

PACKAGED IN STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES

The packaging process is carried out throughout the whole year, and strictly complies with hygiene and sanitary regulations.

Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to take the utmost care of our production, so it reaches your table with the same properties with which the bees produced it.

The packaging process takes place in a strategic location, centred in our production area. And what is the goal? To lower our carbon footprint, not only at work but also in the distribution of our products, thereby making the carbon footprint of LAPUELA Honey minimal.

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