Crete. A biodiversity paradise.
At the foot of Psiloritis Mountain, in a wild yet enchanting landscape full of rare wildflowers, oaks, thyme, sage and pines, following the history and the unique natural characteristic of the land, apiθανο was born, our pure and natural honey, which we collect exactly as our bees give it to us.
Beekeeping in Crete dates back to the Minoan era, where the bee was worshiped as a goddess. The unique climate of the island combined with its harmonic nature, its aromatic plants and herbs, encouraged the development of beekeeping.
During the excavations of Phaistos, archaeologists discovered clay hives of the time dating back to 3,400 BC.
In 1930, the Malia pendant was discovered with the representation of two bees holding a honeycomb.