Slovenian honey is protected now in the EU
Today the European Commission published in the Official Journal of the EU registration of Slovenian honey, which is already 19-the Slovenian product that is registered with the European Commission.
Slovenian honey is produced in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia. By the name Slovenian honey will be sold now acacia honey, linden, chestnut, fir honey, flower honey and forest honey.
Slovenian honey is characterized with high quality requirements, since it contains less than 18.6 % water and HMF content of less than 15 mg / kg. Slovenia is a country with a rich tradition of cultivation of bees because of that they are obtaining high quality honey. Successful beekeeping in Slovenia, has always been based on a sound knowledge of bees and beekeeping techniques imaginative. Years of experience in the cultivation and extraction of honey bees are the skills that are transmitted from generation to generation. In climate conditions typical for Slovenia, has over the millennia particularly adapted Carniolan honey bee (Apis mellifera carnica), as it was in 1879 named by August Pollmann. Slovenia is the source area of the Carniolan bee, it is one of the specialties of Slovenian honey as that produced in the area where is exclusively Carniolan bee, no other bees are allowed. Honey produced in Slovenia, has always been highly prized among consumers by providing them with high quality food, known origin. It is because of the desire to offer the consumer a high quality honey, the Slovenian beekeepers in 1999 introduced the systematic controlled production of honey. This requires a lot of knowledge from a beekeeper, because the beekeeper in providing high quality honey plays a very important role.
The EU Commission has already registered another 18 Slovenian products.
Beekeeping in Slovenia
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Link to Official Journal of the EU – eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:313:0030:0031:en:PDF
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