Miellerie in a Nutshell
Miellerie Honey is a subtle marriage of French tradition and Tasmanian
native flowers. Miellerie (Honey House in French) is a team; managed
and philosophically organised by the apiarist, Yves Ginat.
Our approach in the art of keeping bees is based on biodynamic
principles (including essential oils and herbal remedies) to harness the
vitality of the bee’s colony. This also includes observing the movement
of nature, with intuition, experience and knowledge, the connection
between our earth, the plants and the bees; a ‘dance’ that influences
how and when we extract the honey.
The honey is extracted and packaged at bee hive temperature, thereby
maintaining the optimum natural aroma and health qualities and our
Miellerie Honey also values sustainable practices such as salvaging
timber from local properties for making beehives. This timber is milled
locally, processed at the village joinery and assembled in the Miellerie
shed; working locally to work globally.
Each year, Miellerie provides students from local schools and the
University opportunities to develop skills and learn about beekeeping
through work experience.
Miellerie endeavours to explore the Tasmanian landscape and
wilderness for endemic floral diversity. We thank the Earth and the
cosmos for providing gourmet nectars and the bees for their honey.
Yves Ginat & the Miellerie Team