Our commitments

Famille Michaud Apiculteurs is an independent family company set up in 1920 and located in the Pyrenées-Atlantiques, France. Over the years, Famille Michaud Apiculteurs has combined tradition and modernity to become the European leader in honey and natural sweeteners (maple and agave syrups).

Delivering the best of nature

Honey, a 100% pure and natural product, has been the core business of Famille Michaud Apiculteurs for 4 generations. Famille Michaud Apiculteurs also sells natural alternatives to sugar such as agave syrup and maple syrup. Our company, aware that its activities are closely related to the preservation of the environment, extracts all these natural resources while preserving them. By supporting beekeeping, the company contributes to pollination and encourages biodiversity.

Innovating for quality

Yves Michaud, who founded the company in 1920, initiated a dynamic of innovation. As a pioneer of modern beekeeping, he was the first in France to move his hives to summer pastures following the seasons (‘transhumance’), hence collecting different honey types. Since then, Famille Michaud Apiculteurs has been developing its own processes to put honey into jars while preserving its nutritional and taste properties. It also set up in 1973 the first company laboratory in the world for honey analyses. The lab guarantees the purity and freshness of all the honeys supplied by Famille Michaud Apiculteurs, as well as their floral and geographical origin.

Supporting French local production and know-how

Famille Michaud Apiculteurs opted for ‘Made in France’ products. Its know-how relies on the diversity and quality of French honeys, praised by many in France or abroad. Their tastes, colors, textures remain unequalled. Everything depends on their floral origins (lavender, heather, acacia, etc.) and on the beekeeping techniques used. In France, Famille Michaud Apiculteurs works in partnership with over 500 beekeepers. All its products are put into jars at its factory in Gan, South-western France, where it employs more than 200 employees.

Passing on our passion for apiculture

For almost a century, Famille Michaud Apiculteurs has been perpetuating an ancestral trade, while adapting to the challenges of the 21st century. The company has developed partnerships with French beekeepers since 1935. Today it seeks to strengthen these bonds so that France becomes once again a great honey-producing country. Famille Michaud Apiculteurs also commits to combat bee mortality through its Fondation Lune de Miel®. Set up in April 2014, this foundation under the aegis of the Fondation de France aims at protecting bees and developing apiculture.