Thyme honey - Le Rucher aux Marmottes
400, route des Serres de Nairaud
On the commune of Beuil, discover the Rucher aux Marmottes and its honeys of heather, mountain, thyme, lavender or Provence. The honey is harvested on the mountainous slopes of the heights of Beuil, Péone and on the plateau of Valensole. Direct sale and guaranteed local!
The Rucher aux Marmottes is located in the commune of Beuil, not far from Valberg. The farm is composed of 250 beehives which are mainly located in the Alpes Maritimes. Several types of honeys are produced, such as heather, mountain, thyme, lavender and Provence honeys.
Thyme honey is produced in the commune of Péone on relatively well exposed slopes. The bees gather on this plant during the month of May. Its production remains generally weak, this period being also too cold and rainy. This honey is however recognized as being very beneficial for health, its main virtue being healing.
The whole production is sold directly on the farm and the markets of the department.
An animation proposing the discovery of the world of beekeeping is organized every day during the summer period.
** Information **
The "Rucher aux Marmottes" is open from 10 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 6 pm.
In July and August, guided tour of the farm from 10 to 12 am from Thursday to Monday:
- opening of a hive with combination
- discovery of the beekeeper's job
- tasting of honeys, nougats, gingerbread...
Price : 5€/person
Family of 4 or more: 4€/person
Reservation with Sébastien at 06 62 20 64 47