What makes this place different?
The environment in which we are located is an essential factor in the quality of the honey we produce. The climatic conditions and the flora of Sierra Bermeja create unique conditions in the world for the production of honey which gives an exquisite quality to MielSierraBermeja.
Sierra Bermeja is a natural site, a mountainous elevation of peridotite next to the sea, in the southwest of the Serranía de Ronda, belonging to the municipalities of Benahavís, Istán, Estepona, Casares, Igualeja, Júzcar, Genalguacil, Jubrique, Pujerra and Parauta. Its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, together with the rarity of the peridotite, give it a very particular vegetation, unique in Spain.
At the top of the mountain are the pinsapares (Spanish firs). Los Reales, a natural site, has 1,236 hectares of Spanish firs, a species in danger of extinction. In the lower part of the mountain there are cork oak groves, while in the central area there are mainly pine trees. The rarity of its geological mineral composition, together with its geographical isolation, means that the flora of the mountain is almost entirely made up of endemic species (species that are only found in this one area).
These ecological characteristics also make the fauna of Sierra Bermeja one of the most diverse in Andalusia. Invertebrates stand out, with 13 exclusive species. The water quality of its rivers is unbeatable, despite its low flow, and in them you can see eels, toads and other fish that are extinct in other areas and which survive thanks to the purity of its waters. Among the vertebrates, birds of prey stand out, with more than 220 species being observed as it is an area of avian migration. Various types of eagles, hawks, sparrow hawks and owls can be seen on a regular basis.
Sierra Bermeja is also an ideal setting for outdoor sports. It has a large number of routes for family or advanced level hiking, as well as trails and routes for mountain biking at different levels of difficulty.