Luigi Manias is a third generation beekeeper in Ales, Sardegna; his family has the longest documented beekeeping activity in Sardegna, and he is considered the leading Italian authority on the subject. He is a passionate believer in sustainable agriculture; in 2009 he moved his honey production to the Mount Arci Natural Preserve, where his bees enjoy a pristine environment and incredible plant diversity. His honey lab is built entirely of mud bricks, following the most stringent criteria of eco design. He produces five varieties of organic honey. Luigi has won many awards for his honey and he frequently holds lectures and workshops in apiculture.