Honey supply chain: the secret world of Italian beekeepers – Italian Cuisine

There director of the documentary, Rosy Sinicropi, shares his point of view on the life of beekeepers: «Since I started telling the stories of beekeepers through images, I have perceived an “invisible” humanity, almost always behind the scenes, but resolute in its presence. From the beginning I saw strength, tiredness, resistance, passion, even a bit of madness. I heard stories of fathers, of loves, of defeats, of changes, of pain and satisfaction and, unexpectedly, in the epilogue of these stories, I found “poetry”. It’s as if the bees were traveling companions who allowed those I met to look at themselves and the world with an ever new perspective.”

The documentary Voices of invisible people offers us one unique perspective on the life of beekeepers in Italy. There are 15 video testimonials who guide us through different environments in different regions of the Peninsula, from Piedmont to Sicily. These testimonies also show us the work of the “nomadic gatherers”, who follow the blooms to allow the bees to produce fine and unique honey. The documentary is an authentic reportage that recounts the daily challenges that beekeepers face while living in harmony with nature, trying to protect bees and our well-being in every ecosystem.

Voices of invisible people is available in full on the website www.storiediapicoltori.it, offering a unique opportunity to discover the lives and stories of the “guardians of nature” who keep the Italian beekeeping tradition alive. This documentary is a tribute to the dedication of those who have chosen to dedicate their lives to bees and to the promotion of a sustainable honey culture.

What is CONAPI and what does it do

CONAPI is the largest beekeeping cooperative in Europe, with around 600 beekeepers, 100 thousand hives, of which almost half are organic, and as many as 5 billion bees throughout Italy. This cooperative has an office in Monterenzio, in the province of Bologna, and is a point of reference for the production and promotion of high quality honey. CONAPI is committed to connecting beekeeping with people through innovative and cultural initiatives.

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