Alvariza. Quiroga´s Honey

7.- ALVARIZA. 2020.

Author: German Gonzalez

Mural dedicated to honey, one of Quiroga’s typical products along with wine, oil and chestnuts. The honey in the valley of the river Sil and in the Courel Mountains is a product that goes beyond the purely gastronomic, since it has a strong cultural and natural component. Whenever we refer to our honey, the alvarizas (circular structures made of stone to protect the hives; about 300 in the territory of the Courel Mountains Xeopark) and the brown bear are present; an animal that lived in these mountains, left and returns now, we hope, to stay. Every August 10, the Quiroguesa town hosts the Honey Show, where beekeepers show and sell their products.