A Visit to the Honeybee Master

oops, here should be a pic of the honeybee master

honeybee master at work

Mr. Tuppinger, the honeybee-master in Obermillstatt, is a very interesting guy. He’s been to all corners of the world and back and finally decided to settle in a small village of Carinthia called Obermillstatt to make natural and organic honey. He loves his bees, he takes care of them and he loves to share his vast knowledge about honey and bees.

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Mr. Tuppinger’s Carnica bees are real gourmands. He takes them up onto the mountain pastures and they go far to collect honey from the Alpine rose. This is a real specialty in the shop too.

To make a long story short: now he travels long and far up and down the mountains with his bees to get them to make the best honey. During summers he settles them onto the mountain pastures of the National Parks of High Tauern and Nockberge. They enjoy their summers just like Heidi and her friends.

Depending on where the bees are, the season and what they eat the honeys have distinct flavours, colours, and consistencies. For a long time honey used to be the only sweetener for desserts and cakes in Austria. It is not too long that traveling salespeople took sugar from India and thus revolutionized the production of a cheaper sweetener in Europe.

Whenever you’re on a holiday in Carinthia, you should go and check out the honeybee master, his wife and their bees. They even have a little shop with food and health products from their bees, like royal jelly, candles and of course honeys.

oops, here should be a picture of Mrs and Mrs. Tuppinger

Mr. and Mrs. Tuppinger

Unfortunately, their webpage is only in German, but there are nice pics and a map too. Here’s the link: http://www.bienenhof-millstaettersee.at

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