Fotopoulos, Akritochori, Peloponnese
In 1980, Michalis Fotopoulos and his wife Maria started timidly producing honey from the five hives in the garden of their home in Akritochori, Messinia. At first they sold it to their close friends and family, then after a few years, they decided to become professional honey producers so that they could share the wonderful taste and nutritional value of their honey with everyone. Thus in 1983, the five hives became 200 and were transferred from the garden of their house to the wider area of Messinian Mani and the mountains of Taygetos. The excellent quality of their products made them popular very quickly and in 1994, their youngest son Charalambos Fotopoulos took over the business, but his parents are still heavily involved, motivated by their appetite and passion to produce honey.