Recently, the apiculture sector has seen a worrying increase in theft incidents, severely impacting beekeepers and threatening the sustainability of their activities. This alarming trend not only leads to significant economic losses but also risks the biodiversity and the delicate balance of ecosystems that bees painstakingly support. In this context, Apicoltura Laterza, a leading name in the sector, commits to raising awareness and providing effective solutions to counter this issue.

Bee Nuclei

At Apicoltura Laterza, our passion and dedication for beekeeping translate into a constant commitment to innovation and excellence. With a deep understanding of the art and science of beekeeping, we offer superior quality bee cores, designed to enrich and invigorate your beekeeping activities in both Italy and France. Our vision is to create a bridge between these two nations rich in beekeeping traditions, combining the best of both to offer an exceptional product.

Honey: let's discover the different types and their surprising health benefits

Honey is a natural product obtained from the nectar of flowers collected and transformed by bees . For thousands of years, it has been considered a precious food and a natural remedy thanks to its beneficial properties for health. The different types of honey vary according to the species of plants from which the bees collect the nectar, resulting in a range of flavours, colors and unique properties. In this article, we will explore the different types of honey and their health benefits, discovering how this sweet nectar can enrich our diet and well-being.

Bee Families

ApicolturaLaterza, a renowned company in the Italian beekeeping landscape, is the ideal destination for all beekeepers looking to expand their business by acquiring new, high-quality bee families. Nestled in the heart of beekeeping tradition, ApicolturaLaterza offers fertile Ligustic queen bees and a wide range of related products, such as bee nuclei on 5 frames and bee packages.

bees on honey pot

In the heart of Puglia, where nature is still untouched and lush, Apicoltura Laterza is a family business that has been dedicated to the production of high-quality honey for generations. Our bees, nourished by the richness of the local flora, produce a range of unique honeys, each with a distinctive flavor profile and a series of health benefits.


Our millefiori honey is a true treasure of nature. Produced by bees that collect nectar from a variety of flowers, this honey is an explosion of flavors. Each spoonful of this honey is a journey through the flowered meadows of Puglia, with a sweet and fruity taste that varies depending on the seasons and blooms. Rich in antioxidants, millefiori honey is known for its antibacterial properties and can help strengthen the immune system.


Cherry honey is a tribute to the sweetness of spring. With a delicate and slightly sour taste, reminiscent of the taste of berries, this honey is a real pleasure for the palate. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it is said to help improve heart health and reduce inflammation.

Good practices in bee keeping for the beekeeper

The beekeeper is the guardian of the bees and their health

Beekeeping, or the breeding of bees for the production of honey, dates back to ancient times. The history of beekeeping can be traced back to around 15,000 years ago when humans started collecting honey from wild bees.

The first apiaries consisted of woven wicker baskets, except for the nomads who used animal burrows or natural caves as a refuge for bees. Over the centuries, beekeeping techniques have become increasingly advanced, thanks to technological improvements and the evolution of scientific knowledge.

One of the first beekeeping techniques developed by the ancient Egyptians was to use smoke to quell the bees, so they could collect honey safely. The ancient Romans, on the other hand, focused on the selection and creation of dark-furred bees to improve honey production.

The World of Beekeeping: Bee Packages, Nuclei, Swarms, Families, Buckfast and Ligustica

Welcome to the world of beekeeping, an ancient and fascinating practice that has evolved over the centuries. For those who are new to this field, it can be challenging to understand the differences between the various products used by beekeepers. In this article, we hope to clarify some of these differences, focusing on bee packs, nuclei, swarms, families, and different bee breeds such as the Buckfast and Ligustica.

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