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Taste the natural honey pleasure at Castle of Messerdiere

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17 October 2011
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In a pure natural place and under the auspices of Alexander Durand-Viel - Managing director of
the new actions that were undertaken to preserve even more the splendid environment of the Castle.

Inside the 10 hectare park, constituted in most cases by essence and by local plants, 55 existent kilograms of honey of 4 beehives were produced for the first crop.
In this natural heritage, the preservation of fauna also continues by the introduction of swans, ducks and fish in the pool
redeveloped for his environmental functions but also for the biggest pleasure of all.
55 kilograms of honey collected with 4 beehives...


Eric Palacios, passionate beekeeper, lover of honeybees and nature looks after these 4 beehives set up in April. It undertook a very nice crop mid-July.
Instead of the 15 - 20 kilograms hoped for this first one, it is 55 Kilograms of this sweet nectar that were collected!
This nice crop it is explained partly by the biodiversity of the park composed in most cases of essence and of local plants numerous mellifères kinds of which favour collection, but also by will of
not use insecticides and of pesticidal, very harmful for honeybees.


... for the pleasure of the guests of the Castle!
This honey lovingly put in pot is given to the customers for their personal tasting during their stay but also as a small present of departure.
Swans, ducks, fish: the pool of the park redeveloped « In oriental culture, to live happy, a garden with some water is needed... »
True haven of peace, this site of promenade entices the customers of Messardière.
Also conceived as reservation of water for fauna, this pool perpetuates commitment with the League for the Protection of Birds
(LPO / BIRD LIFE INTERNATIONAL).