Yves Ginat began beekeeping as a teenager, growing up in central France, in the medieval capital, Bourges. His mother’s family was from Bretagne, and his father’s family from Berry. Yves extended his education into organic farming before moving into commercial beekeeping in 1998 during which he arrived in Tasmania and it was November 2005 that the Miellerie business began.
Since 2006, Miellerie has developed from working 40 hives to 160 hives during which we have produced 5 different varieties of honey:
As apiarist, Yves nurtures the bee community using organic and biodynamic beekeeping practices to maintain health and harmony from the hive to the jar. Essential to the integrity of Miellerie is our trade practice of cold extraction of the honey from the comb to harness the vitality, aroma, flavour, colour and texture of the delightful nectars from Tasmanian native floras. As the seasons change, Yves continues to explore the floral diversity of this beautiful island, Tasmania.