||Our company possesses all
of the following requisites.
a) AIAB certification (Italian
Biological Agriculture association) necessary for both Apiculture and fruit growing
activities. (Protocol n. 60/98 of 17/06/1998)
b) Members of the Italian register of Queen Bee Breeders, section
Apis mellifera ligustica. (Protocol n. 1350 of 27/ 09/99)
c) Certificate acknowledging the completion of the "selection
and instrumental insemination of the Queen Bee" course, run in collaboration with the
National Institute of Apiculture.
d) Members of the "Board of Experts" as required by item
3 enclosure A of the disciplinary of the Italian Board of Queen Bee Breeders.
e) Members of the "Central technical commission " of the
Italian Register of Queen Bee Breeders as representatives of fellow members. (The
board and the commission over see the activities of the Register)
f) Members of the AIAAR (Italian Queen Bee Breeder Association)
spoken of us :
In the press:
RAI 3 , RETE 4 , T.V. Switzerland.
Week-end Viaggi - August 1995
Roberto Ballini and his Bees.
......he also breeds queen bees, sent all over the country. It's spectacular to watch him
brand the mature and insert them in their tiny
cages, "we aim to produce ten thousand species per year" he affirms. If he is
able, a large percentage of Italian honey will have a great Elban flavor.
Lisola - 27th of November 1998
Rio "Queen" of Bees.
........The Agricultural business founded by ex-cycling champion Roberto Ballini, boasts a
national first in the breeding and reproduction
of bees. Biological Culture and Agritourism the next aim , developing businesses that are
compatible with the environment.
La Repubblica - 9th of May, 1999.
At Cavo on Elba- Roberto Ballini amongst
Italy's most famous breeders.
......Ballini's queen bees are famous in Italy and the world because they adapt well
almost anywhere.They are strong and of tranquil nature, reproducing many eggs in their
Il Tirreno - 18th of May, 1999
The super bee keeper of Rio Marina.
......Roberto Ballini , 55 years of age, lives on the island of Elba and is Italy's most
famous breeder. Once fertile, his bees are sent
all over the world, from Egypt to Belgium, Finland to France.
Lisola - 21st. of May, 1999.
At Cavo, Ballini King of Bees and Honey.
.......Ballini is a master of Queen bee reproduction, strengthened by the collaboration
over many years of the institute of Apiculture of Bologna.
La Nazione - 31st. of August ,1999
Ballini- From bicycle racing to Queen bees.
......Ballini specialists in the production of rosemary flavored honey but the
particularity of this company is not so much the production of honey but the reproduction
of the Queen bee.