‘Le miel’, The honey story

Back in Japan, I searched around for a non-heated (非加熱) raw honey and found a bee maker who makes small batches in the countryside. Let’s just say, when you taste this kind of pure honey, you can never go back to any other kind.

There on, we traveled to Greece where we found les ruches (bee hives) in the mountains all over, and were amazed by their local honey.

Getting back home, keeping our eyes open in the big city life of Paris, we found that there are lots of opportunities here as well, for finding—and cultivating local honey. The art of this is called apiculture, bee-keeping. After contacting several associations, we will start our journey of a year and a half to learn the art and hopefully, one day have our own ruche to make honey of our own.

In the meantime, a collection of our honey at home:

  1. Miel de bruyère from an apiculteur found at a morning local marché in Bandol
  2. Honey from Le Rucher de Malakoff, made in the banlieu of Paris
  3. Miel de Fleurs d’été from the Rucher de Balard, made on a rooftop right in Paris 15
  4. Homemade honey from an old man on the island of Paros, Greece
  5. Local market honey from a small island of 300 people in Greece, Schinoussa
  6. Honey from a small local supermarket (who have their own organic garden) in the island of Amorgos, Greece.
  7. Manuka Honey 18+ from New Zealand
  8. Meli, heather honey from Ios island, Greece
  9. Raw thyme honey from a village Kostos in Paros, Greece
  10. f/z heather honey from Greece

Embrace change. 変化をたのしむ

WarmupIn continuation to my last update, I am happy to announce that:

1) The first post to hirokoyoga for Shiseido is up! Happy Ultimune day:) As I mainly teach privates, I am grateful for this opportunity to be able to deliver & share yoga to more people around the globe. You can see the first of 5 series, here. Just 2-3 poses a day makes all the difference. Sometimes, less is more; and always quality over quantity. おうちでできるヨガ、是非5分だけでもやってみてね!

2) As of October 2015 I will be relocating to Paris!.IMG_20150801_091639
Life’s a journey. Many challenges ahead, and things can be unpredictable–but as Picasso said

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

I looked forward to sharing my journey and learnings with everyone:)