According to Greek mythology, the god of love Eros dipped his arrows into honey before shooting them. And while other countries are struggling with high bee mortality, that’s one global crisis that has yet to touch Greece, where the golden nectar still flows abundantly, free of pesticides and genetic modification.
The rosemary season has ended, but sage is in full bloom.
In the fragrant hills of the Peloponnese in southern Greece, after a few sharp turns along a path, Nikos Reppas’ old car arrives at bee heaven: a field full of violet hyacinths, close to the prehistoric ruins of Mycenae
Top photo: Harvest Hastings board member, Jenny Cook of Knuckle Down Farm, along with Stone Soup coordinator Michele Vindum of Plainfield Heritage