The unique vegetation of the Island and the Corsican Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera corsica), suited to the local climate, create a very particular honay. Corsican honey is very high quality because of low pollution and pesticides.
You can find six types of honey in Corsica :
- Miel de Printemps (Spring honey): Harvested in may, it’s composed of clementine, mimosas and asphodel, for a fruity, fresh taste and a bright color.
- Miel Maquis de Printemps (Spring maquis) : Also harvested in may but with an amber color and composed mostly of heathers and marine lavender.
- Miellat du maquis : Harvested from may to september, with a dark amber color and a taste of ripe fruit, caramel and liquorice.
- Miel de châtaigneraie (Chestnut tree): With flavour of clematis, thyme, broom and Immortelle, the “Miel de Châtaigneraie” is dark and deep. It’s harvested in chestnut tree forests from june to september
- Miel Maquis d’été (Summer maquis): Harvested in the highest part of the valleys, in august, with a fruity flavor
- Miel de maquis d’automne ( Fall Maquis): harvested from november to february, from arbutus, rosemary, or sarsaparilla.