Current production area in the Park
Bagno di Romagna, Bibbiena, Chiusi della Verna, Poppi, Pratovecchio, S. Sofia, Stia.
It has a dark brown colour, almost black with green reflections; if it is pure, it is subject to a very slow process of crystallization. The taste is sweet, aromatic, and the balsamic features deriving from its richness in resins can be immediately appreciated.
The season of the product
The availability of the "melata d'abete" is strictly linked to the seasonal climatic changes. As a matter of fact, the worker bees are conditioned by the weather in their activity of gathering of the lymph at the altitudes where they find the trees.