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MELODIA – Organic Beekeeping is a family production unit of unprocessed organic apiarian products. . It was created in 2013 thanks to the hard work and passion of beekeeper and producer Kiriakos Viros. It is based in the middle-mountain settlement Karitsa in Epirus, Greece. Today, it has in its disposal 350 beehives, all organic certified. It transfers its apiaries seasonally in mountainous and pristine locations like the Pindos mountain range. The ideal ecosystems, the affluence of the wild herbs and the luxuriant forests offer rare, single-variety honeys of high nutritional value. Its honey is packaged and standardized in a modern packing plant certified by ISO:22000 and HACCP.

The beekeper of Melodia Viros Kiriakos told about the beginning:

“ I got my first five hives because I wanted quality food for me and my family. Soon the beekeeping captured my attention and won me over. As I started to learn more and more about the bees, I was taken aback by their perfect biology and their enormous contribution to the ecosystem.I am always on the lookout for the best varieties of honey that unspoiled Greek nature has to offer ” .

Certifications & Awards

AWARDS

Our honeys have been evaluated and they stood out thanks to their flavor, their aromas, their texture but most of all due to their high quality amongst many other organic honeys from all over the world.

In the International BiolMiel Organic Honey Competition in Bologna, Italy in 2017 MELODIA received the following awards.
• Gold prize for the fir honey
• Gold prize for the oak tree honey.
• Silver prize for the arbutus honey.

Furthermore in the same competition in 2018 MELODIA received
• Gold prize for the fir and herbs honey.
• Silver prize for the arbutus honey.

CERTIFICATIONS

  1. ISO 22000
  2. HACCP
  3. EU Organic Certification

Why Us

MELODIA excludes completely the use of antibiotics and pesticides. That way it protects the pure and natural character of the beehives’ microcosm and supports the bees’ cycle of life so that they can produce their top quality products with magical precision and method. We apply traditional methods of natural filtering (natural clarification in barrels). Without thermal or any other treatment, we produce completely raw and unprocessed honey that maintains its natural consistence and taste.

We apply traditional methods of natural filtering (natural clarification in barrels). Without thermal or any other treatment, we produce completely raw and unprocessed honey that maintains its natural consistence and taste.

We implement coherently the standards and practices of organic beekeeping. Every stage of the production process as well as the finished products are inspected and certified by BioHellas, the authorized Certification and Inspection Body for organic products (Ε-241929)

In the context of organic practices:

  1. We are coping with bees’ illnesses with organic methods, without antibiotics or pesticides.
  2. We seasonally transfer our apiaries in mountainous areas and always away from damaged ecosystems, spraying areas and conventional farming.
  3. For the nutritional needs of the bees during the winter months, we only use organic honey and not artificial feeding (like sugar or syrup) which would alter the composition and quality of our honey.
  4. A fundamental principle of the organic beekeeping is the exclusive use of our own organic wax for the creation of honeycomb’s sheets
  5. as well as the exclusive use of natural materials for the construction and the protection of the beehives.

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