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Lombardia, IT
Bee guardian
300 million
The pollinated flowers by the bees I protect
The monitored bees that you can adopt
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3Bee Technological Hive Adoptions

I am part of 3Bee's 'Oasis of Biodiversity' project. You can adopt one of my hives. This project allows me to regenerate biodiversity by caring for bees using innovative technologies developed by 3Bee. Here you can choose to adopt your hive from a distance and I will take care of it using the best techniques.

My history

My name is Salvatore Astorino and even before being a honey producer I am a bee lover. My love and respect for this small insect, which is capable of doing great things, has been a real source of devotion for me since I was a child. I still remember when I used to leave home without my parents' knowledge to go and secretly observe the two beehives that an old beekeeper kept in his garden not far from my home. It was love at first sight! An unquenchable curiosity 'to find out what happened inside those two little yellow wooden houses, where tireless workers continued to enter and exit non-stop throughout the day, I lingered for hours and hours to observe them, I suffered immediately their charm, I was attracted more than anything else, I was completely bewitched! From that moment on, bees became real life companions for me, and now that many years have passed since then, I have made my job out of that fascination, curiosity and above all that love. My first real contact with the bees began in 1998 with the 'purchase of my first hive giving rise to a beekeeping hobby, since then every year step by step I increased the number of my hives coming so to conduct a semi-professional company and so in 2012 I officially opened my company called ASTORINO HONEY, which since 2016 officially becomes my activity' s main job. I currently run about 250 hives, mainly located on the eastern shore of Lake Como, but also ranging from upper Brianza to lower Valtellina. The choice of locations that are not too far from the company's headquarters is not decided solely on the basis of the honey production that they can guarantee, but primarily to safeguard the wellbeing of the bees by trying to give them a healthy environment rich in pastures with mixed blooms useful for their sustenance. The honeys that I manage to produce with this type of management are acacia, chestnut, lime and summer wildflower, and rarely also spring honey. I always try to produce a honey of the highest quality, the choice of ideal locations for production alone can not be enough, you also need excellent skills in the field, knowledge of extraction, which are refined year after year, not to give stress to the honey and not going to compromise its structure, but especially that does not alter all its flavors, fragrances and especially its beneficial properties, I treat the fruit of the work of my bees with the utmost respect and passion, my job is to get it on your tables so .... as nature does!

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What do you adopt

Thanks to 3Bee technology, you can remotely adopt your chosen hives and monitor them 24 hours a day. By tracking the bees' main biological parameters - such as weight, temperature, humidity and sound intensity - you can follow their progress, growth and health status directly from your smartphone. The beekeeper will take care of your bees.

You will also receive your digital certificate via email. If the adoption is a gift, you can print it out and give it directly to the recipient.

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What do you receive

If you choose to adopt hives and receive their honey, once your bees produce it, you will receive their honey directly to your home. All you have to do is select the favorite flowering, the amount of honey you want to receive, and wait for your bees to produce it.

We respect the bees' and beekeeper's production time, and you can check in your profile when the honey is scheduled to be delivered.

Meanwhile, from the app you can follow the work done by your bees.

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