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Le Soleil

Bees at work

It was the novelty of Télé-Québec that tickled my curiosity at the programming launching.

Richard Therrien – Le Soleil


A passion in heritage :
Miels d’Anicet

275 km separates Montreal from Ferme-Neuve, where Anicet Desrochers and Anne-Virginie Schmidt have set foot to make the Upper Laurentians the cradle of their life together. Now at the head of Miels d’Anicet, they dedicate their daily life to beekeeping, honey marketing and beekeeping education.


Miels d’Anicet :
the working class counter attacks

Mais d’ici quelques semaines, l’entreprise change de stratégie et se lance de plain-pied dans la vente directe aux consommateurs par l’entremise d’un site web revampé, agrémenté d’une image de marque renouvelée qui soulignera les quinze ans de la petite ruche qui voyait grand.But in the next few weeks, the company is changing its strategy and is moving straight into direct sales to consumers through a revamped website, enhanced by a renewed brand image that will highlight the fifteen years of the little hive that saw big.

Laura Shine – Caribou


Miels d’Anicet :
The wildest of honeys

Anicet’s honeys are far from the one-dimensional industrial honeys that are often diluted and sold under the generic term “honey” with no reference to the place of origin, the flowers from which it hails, or the season in which it was harvested. What makes Anicet honey so sought-after is its purity.

Lesley Chesterman – «The Wildest of Honeys». NUVO, 9 juin 2013

Blond Story

Melia : Honey skin car products

When Anne-Virginie, the co-owner of Miels d’Anicet, contacted me to tell me that after six years of hard work she was launching Melia’s line of products, I was excited, very excited. Simply because, every time Anne-Virginie touches something, it ends up being beautiful and inspiring.

Virginie Goudreaut – Blond Story


« La classe ouvrière » :
making honey differently at the foot of the mountain

Rock stars? Really? This image makes Desrochers and his partner smile. But the undeniable passion that animates the couple, its quest for constant improvement in the way of practicing beekeeping, more a vocation than a job for one and the other, as well as the success of Miels d’Anicet, a family business in Ferme-Neuve, in the Upper Laurentians, do not deceive. We are dealing here with passionates who do nothing like the others. In short, rock stars.

Le Huffington Post


Melia soaps and creams
(Miels d’Anicet)

I have not told you about beauty products on this blog, but most of their products are made with edible ingredients (fennel, grapefruit, rosemary, coffee beans) and honey. This is good for foodies who want something natural

Katherine-Lune Rollet

La Terre de
chez nous

A difficult season for beekeepers

It was not until mid-July that a window of foraging was possible. In all, he estimates that he has collected 2,5 honeyflows out of the usual 5.

Martine Guigère – « Une saison difficile pour les apiculteurs », La terre de chez nous, 24 août 2013,

Fine Dinning

Unique food, a growing market

It’s a classic honey-pot, yet it’s anything but classic. Rather than relying in bees, you must count on aphids. They are the ones that suck the sap off the lime wood and digest it in the Hautes-Laurentides mountains, Sud-Ouest of Quebec, Canada.


Pollination dangers

Pollination is profitable for honey producers, but it could not be safe for bees …

Caroline Fortin – « Les dangers de la pollinisation », Châtelaine, 31 août 2013.

Le Journal
de Montréal

Profession : queen breeder

The job of queen breeder is thorough. The young larvae are removed with a small brush. Once fertilized, the queens are placed in a small cage for sale.

Nathalie Deraspe – « Métier: Producteur de reines », Le Journal de Montréal, 19 mai 2013


All North, all honey

Eco-responsible beekeepers, Anne-Virginie Schmidt and Anicet Desrochers have been producing honey for more than 15 years, which is known and appreciated by epicureans.

Guillaume Vincent – « Tout Nord, tout miel », Tremblant Express, 1 avril 2013

Journal Métro

Develop a « honey culture »

When I say “honey culture”, it’s a bit like bee culture. In Europe, people know a lot more about bees. Even in South America, even in Asia. When your neighbor has a hive, you do not panic, you know it’s not dangerous. Here, there is a small step to be made to be ready for that.

Andréanne Chevalier – Metro