Who we are
The story of the business dates back to 1980 when Sofias Panagiotis, with a few bees, made the decision to work professionally in beekeeping. Little had become many until he had managed to have 300 cells.Subsequently his sons took over Christopher and Zisis Sophias were then enchanted and enamored of the bee-keeping community and, having a love for the job, managed to date 1,500 bees, along with 1,000 queen-producing cells. Every year they travel around the country hunting for flowers such as pine, fir, oak, etc. Their annual honey production ranges from 15-25 tonnes depending on the weather. The apiary family has also advanced in the field of promotion. In the village of Grika Thesprotia where it is based, has installed HACCP and ISO certified packaging. The products it produces
are honey, pollen, royal jelly, wax, cherries, propolis. We also have queens for beekeepers.
Beekeeping Sofias collects pure bee products, produced in the rich Greek nature, which presents a
wide variety of microclimates (herbs, flowers, conifers, etc.). The harmonious combination of flowering gives Greek honey, and therefore our products, the quality characteristics which rank them among those with the highest nutritional value worldwide. We collect and process all beekeeping products such
as honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, wax, while experimenting with innovative combinations which can
create added nutritional and tasty value to our products (eg turmeric honey).
Standardization & Packaging
Our products are processed in our privately owned facilities in Grika Thesprotia. Beekeeping Sofias’ packaging facility operates according to the health planning rules imposed by HACCP and ISO, and has the corresponding certifications. The company is equipped with modern equipment for receival, standardization and packaging, which meet food safety requirements. Our aim is to provide the ideal conditions and precautionary maintenance of honey to maintain its quality characteristics unchanged.