The Ballot-Flurin honey-farm was born in the heart of the Pyrenees, in south-western France, set in beautiful countryside that is full of life and proud of its traditions, a place where bees can be happy.
The ancients were well aware that nature is pushed and pulled in subtle ways that cannot be detected by our five senses, but are crucial to our health and well-being. All our bee-sourced materials and preparations, from our raw honeys to our skin creams, contain these precious, mysterious forces.
Low Impact Fabrication Techniques. Visitors are often surprised at how little machinery we use. Coming from a multi generational line of experts in natural healthcare, we rely on family tradition to harness the power of time and artisinal, non-mechanized fabrication techniques that preserve all the natural benefits of our bee-sourced ingredients. We minimize electromagnetic spoilage by doing as much as possible manually. All our honeys are packaged by hand within hours of being harvested. If blending is necessary for the final product (for example, in our prepared Cures of honey and royal jelly), we preserve the life force energies and vibratory imprints through hand-mixing according to a precise pattern, in a purposefully calm environment. None of our products are tested on animals.
Nutritional Goodness. We do everything to ensure that our products are bursting with natural active substances (enzymes, vitamins, dietary minerals), thanks to a comprehensive range of stringent practices: harvesting the honey at peak maturity, low tech filtering and extraction, and hives placed in rich ecologically protected areas.
Time, the Great Creator. We make the vast majority of our products on-site in the Pyrenees. Our small scale, ecologically friendly production facility is located deep in the countryside where it is governed by the age-old cycles of the natural world.
Dynamization is a fundamental technique that enables the transmission, intensification and preservation of the subtle forces of the natural world. These procedures impact the taste, smell, storage life, potential for allergic reaction, and the general health benefits of all our fabrications. It is also allows the beekeepers to interact more positively with their hives. At every stage of the fabrication and packaging processes, we strive to maintain the natural cell structure of every ingredient and bee-sourced material, and to maximize its beneficial properties. The products are stored close to active hives for a specific period of time before being put on sale.
Life forces and energy. Dynamization maintains the balance between the living vitality and natural nutritive elements of each ingredient and fabrication. Our harvests carried out according to the fundamental cycles of the natural world, blending done by hand, lengthy processes of maceration and high dilutions. This unique, ancient expertise significantly increases the effectiveness of the product. A whole range of stringent apicultural practices ensures that our health and beauty fabrications contain the very finest quality natural active substances: acetylcholine, vitamin B5, vitamin B, amino acids etc.
A unique approach. We are the only honey house to monitor the life force, vibrational frequency, and energy signature of our primary ingredients at every stage of fabrication. To date, these forces are not recognized by conventional science, although they are hinted at by quantum physics. However, they are acknowledged by alternative medical practices and philosophies such as anthroposophy, ayurvedic tradition, and traditional Chinese medicine, all of which we draw upon.
The way in which we respect all these forces, maintaining the balance between them and conventional science and medicine, is what gives our raw bee-sourced materials and preparations their premium status. This also significantly adds to the positive effect they have on our health and well-being.
Principles of Dynamization
Brought back into favour by Rudolf Steiner and biodynamics, passive dynamics respects the natural cycles of ingredients used, as well as nature’s solar, lunar, and cosmic cycles. For example, harvesting honey before it has reached peak maturity is like doing the same thing with a fruit: it is fundamentally detrimental to its quality.
This is the effect of human interaction on a fabrication. It consists of a process of slow mixing by hand in a calm, positive state of mind. Specifically, it improves the taste of the products and diminishes the risk of potential allergic reactions. A home-made cake stirred by hand will be better than a cake made using the same recipe but mixed using a machine. We operate on the same principle.
Familiar to homeopaths, this involves transmitting a given signature (from a mother tincture of a plant or other product) to a base (water, alcohol, clay in powder form) by means of a precise series of actions (dilution and vigorous shaking). This method is used to produce Bach Flower remedies, homeopathic remedies and essences made from hive treasures.
Apiculture DOUCE®’s dynamization method is powerful, pure and authentic as it combines the three major dynamizations into an extensive processes, which forms one of the key facets of our expertise.
We do our utmost to offer you bee-sourced materials and artisinal fabrications that are amongst the very finest to be found anywhere in the world.