20 September

High-Altitude Honey

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

High-altitude beekeeping is an important resource for fragile mountain economies.

This practice involves following bees’ seasonal migration, moving their hives to habitats higher than 1,200 meters above sea level during the summer. At these higher altitudes, bees pollinate plants and flowers such as rhododendron, sainfoin, Breakland thyme and many other varieties. In many parts of the world, bees pollinate at these high altitudes year-round, such as the case of the Ethiopian Presidia (Tigrai, Wenchi volcano, Bore, and Rira) and of many Latin American honeys. Terra Madre delegates lead you to discover their trade’s secrets and challenges. To conclude the Forum, there will be a tasting of high-altitude honey from all over the world.


  • Antonio Aramayo, Bolivia, beekeeper of the Bolivian Chaco;
  • Grigoriy Kydryashov, Russia, beekeeper of Altai region;
  • Robert Leo, India, Slow Food Trustee Nilgiris and Keystone Foundation.
  • Daniele Scala, Italy, Beekeeper of High Mountain Honeys Presidium Altaj;

Moderator: Daniele Biazzi, Italy, Coordinator High Mountain Honeys Presidium

The Terra Madre thematic Forums are presented by delegates of the network and are open to the public as long as seats are available.

Priority entrance reserved for delegates. Access requires registration on site.

20 September

16:00 - 18:00

Food for Change – Api e insetti/ Bees and Insects – Pad./Pav. 1