...was founded a few years after the end of the war by Alvino Tognoni and his wife Tosca. The farm takes its name after the area of their home, right in the center of the Val di Cornia, a few kilometers from Populonia Hilltop. The area is famous for its’s etruscan necropolis , the castle that overlooks Baratti Gulf and the charming golden beaches bordering the feilds. The beach extends to Piombino, an ancient town which in time became one of the most important steel manufacturers in the area. On the other side, we find San Vincenzo, Venturina, Campiglia and Suvereto, little buzzing tourist towns that offer a pituresque atmosphere and many food events such as fairs and food festivals.
It’s precisely in the gastronomic sector which is a speciality in these parts, that our company introduces itself , founded in 1981 by Sauro, son of Alvino and Tosca. Apicoltura Tognoni (Tognoni Apiculture) starts off as just a passion, but later becomes an full scale business with equipped laboratory and sales point. With the passing of the years, we bought new machinery and improved the hives.
We tried to increase production with different types of honey amongst the typical ones of our territory. Regardless of the problems we faced during the years ( Bee parasites, pollution, herbicides..) we’ve continued to produce excellent honey in both quantity and quality, obtained with the system of cold extraction.
We produce, not only the honey, but also derived products that our loyal clients know and that the new ones seem to particularly appreciate.
Many people are changing lifestyle , coming closer to a more natural way of living. It’s for this reason that they choose little companies like ours . We try to repay this trust by putting the maximum efforts in researching new types of products which are healthy, tasty and of quality.
The typical honey varieties we produce are
Macchia Mediterranea - Mediterranean Maquis – rich in minerals and of iridescent flavour depending upon the season
Acacia Honey – delicate flavour, very fine and velvety. Properties: corroborant, aperient, antinflamatory for the throat, pathologies of the digestive system, disintoxicating for the liver, conteracts stomach acidity.
Millefiori - Mixed Flowers – very delivate flavour, without evident aftertastes. Properties: detoxifying for the liver.
Girasole - Sunflower – not very sweet, dry with a pollen aroma. Properties: anti-neuralgic , febrifuge, combats cholesterol, re-calcifying for the bones.
Castagno - Chestnut – very intense flavour, with a bitter aftertaste. Properties: improves circulation, antispasmodic, astringent, disinfectant of the urinary pathways, recommended for the elderly and children.
Eucalipto - Eucalyptus – malt and caramel flavour. Properties: natural antibiotic, anti-asthmatic , useful for coughs and colds.
In smaller quantities we produce
Erika - Erica Flower – a strong flavour that reminds one of anice. Properties: anti-rheumatic effect, antianemic and a good tonic.
Corbezzolo - Arbutus Flower – extremely bitter taste and thick consistency. Properties: astringent, diuretic , antiseptic of the urinary pathways , anti-asthmatic.
Honey isn’t the only thing produced by bees
Pollen: Vegetable-related taste which isn’t too often liked, but is preferable in yogurt and milk. Properties: highly proteic and ideal as an anti-stress
Propolis tincture: excellent for infections of the respiratory system. Natural antibiotic.
Our Varieties of Honey that accompany Cheese
Honey enriched with different types of herbs and spices that make it gain various beneficial properties
Last but not least, Delizia: honey with cocoa and hazelnut paste that pleases children and grown-ups.
Living the Sdrisciola Farm experience
We offer our guests a tasting of all of our products, that you can discover here, along with other typical products of our countryside.
We offer also guided visits to the farm, to a beehive, events of reforestation and environmental education.
Please contact us for more informations or to book your own visit or tasting.