The apis mellifera sicula is a very docile breed, so much so that masks are not required to extract the honey. It’s also very productive, even in hot temperatures above +40°C when other bees stop producing, and it reacts well to sudden changes in temperature.
It also develops its brood early, between December and January, thus avoiding stopping the winter brood common to other species, and it eats less honey than other bees. The organoleptic properties of honey produced by the apis mellifera sicula are no different than those of honey produced by other bee species.
The methods used to send off the bees from the honey supers don’t include the use of any chemical substances, rather is done by a portable blower. The honey is extracted with a honey extractor using centrifugal force. The honey is purified in bag filters and then decanted in honey ripeners for at least 15 days.