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
- The honey week in Nancray, August
Musée des Maisons Comtoises
Phone number : (00 33) 3 81 55 29 77
- Supermarkets (regional product shelve)