Honey from Franche-Comté

In Franche-Comté, honey production began in the 18th century. It means that it is an important beekeeping region. Every year, more than 1000 tons of honey are produced in Franche-Comté.

With about 40 professional producers and 4000 amateurs, Franche-Comté is one of the best honey producers. By the way, Mouchard welcomes the biggest honey cooperative in Europe. During flowering season, Franche-Comté attracts producers from other regions.

You can find every flowers' honey, mountain's honey but also honeys more specific as lime tree's, dandelion's, sunflowers'. The most famous in Franche-Comté are fir tree honey and acacia honey. Fir tree is harvested between a height of 700 and 1200m. It is not made of flowers nectar but honeydrew. Full of mineral salts, it has therapeutic qualities.

See and do :

  • La Miellerie des Quatre Fontaines à Oppenans (honey factory in Oppenans)
    Free visits on booking
    Contact : Christian BECKER
    Tél. (00 33) 3 84 78 70 18
  • Le Rucher des Magny (honey factory in Les Magny)
    Free visits by appointment 24 hours in advance.
    Minimum 6 people. Duration about 1 hour
    Tél. (00 33) 3 84 20 50 83

Events ?

  • The honey week in Nancray, August
    Musée des Maisons Comtoises
    Phone number : (00 33) 3 81 55 29 77

Tasting ?

  • Supermarkets (regional product shelve)
  • Bakers
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