Agricultural Beekeepers Association of Kythira
Our task ... your honey
The heavenly beauty of Cythera did the ancient Greeks to believe that this is the nicest protoperpatise gods and humans, the goddess of love. The Meliti called Goddess as the Goddess Venus.
Kytherians beekeepers have been organized in most hives in a partnership with members to ensure quality and safety of the product collected from the hive.
The Agricultural Syneterismos Kythera has been working, sending samples for analysis at the Democritus and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania for quality self-distribute, to the honey you buy from us is exactly the same, we eat at home and we .
Kythera will find one of the most fragrant honey in the world, with the main flowering thyme and other herbs, which although produced in small quantities, has won awards at international exhibitions.
Awards & Prizes
The 1862 report of Corfu.
1863 International Exhibition in London.
In 1930 the 5th International Fair of Thessaloniki George Samios.
In 1931 the 6th International Exhibition of Thessaloniki are John and George Samios.
In 1934 the 9th International Fair of Thessaloniki Christos face.
Opened: Whole year.
The Agricultural Beekeepers Association Kythera founded in 1996 and immediately recognized as a producer group. To Create honey shop, where is the collection and disposal. Established a joint label for honey producers of the Association. Shareholder Development Company Cythera Inc. Apart from the development of beekeeping contributes to development in general and the island's visibility, organizing exhibitions, cultural events etc.
The activity of the Association, apart from the production and promotion of the product, including the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage and a dynamic work intervention stick cultural activity of the island. For this reason, a shareholder participates in the Developmental Company Kythera.
In parallel, members of the Association are members of the Preservation Society Historical Archives beekeeping is nationwide in scope.
The reasons which prompted the Association of hives to work actively in the field of culture is an understanding of the need for more comprehensive support of rural life through structures that promote social relationships and activities, enhance their way of thinking, and monitor developments in production and give incentives for further development. Beneath this light, it becomes clear that culture is a key element and a consistent driver for further development.
Types of honey and bee products
Small quantities of royal jelly and pollen.
Quantities of the Cooperative Marketing: 10 tons
In Aroniadika Kythira, runs the shop and offices.
In Fratsia Kythera operates bottling and storage room.
Concentration Data, Standardization Export To honey producers in the presence of the same standardized by the bottling of the Association. The label, the name of the producer. Exported 1-2 tonnes per year mainly in the U.S. The cooperative is open to filing an application for PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) in honey and carry out random checks on it.