The company begins its activity in the 70’s, when Aquilino Finocchio decided to take up his grandfather’s business idea. He began the production with only 35 hives helped by his wife Elisa Carbonetti. This passion was soon handed down to his son Luca: since that day, beekeeping became his own life. The mechanization of the company, that is precisely due to Luca, was made in 1987 after having visited some French beekeeping companies thanks to the Italian association Aapi (Associazione Apicoltori Professionisti Italiani).
The radical renewal of the production system dates back to 1995, when Luca installed a semi-automatic chain for honey extraction, turned closed floor into open mesh beehives floor and palletized hives.
Nowadays, Apicoltura Luca Finocchio is leading-edge. Modern machinery for honey processing are the pride of the factory renovated in 2013: next to honey extraction zone there are the store and the corporate offices. Further on, there are the educational farm premises especially equipped for an enthralling experience for guests of all ages.