Amphipolis is located at the foot of Mount Pangaion. This rich area was known since antiquity for the variety of its vegetation. Mount Pangaion, rich in fauna and flora, but also in mining wealth (gold and silver), has reasonably been the apple of discord among many rivals. Due to this abundance of flora, important for man's survival, it was at times given different names. According to Greek mythology, the original name was Karmanion, while it was later named Pangaion after Paggeos, the son of Mars and Kritovouli. At its top the Satrae built the oracle of Dionysus, which was considered comparable to the oracle of Delphi. The legendary musician Orpheus also taught and lived there along with his wife Eurydice.
Amphipolis was an ancient city built in eastern Macedonia, on the banks of river Strymonas, at the same location where another city formerly existed, known as "Nine Streets". It was founded by the Athenians in 437 BC in order to control the rich in raw materials region. Later, in 358 BC, it was conquered by Philip II of Macedon and became a base for the expedition of Alexander the Great into Asia. Today it is famous for the Lion of Amphipolis, located next to the old bridge over the Strymonas, and for the KastaTomb. The area is directly connected with Alexander the Great. After his death and until the end of the 4th century, important historical events took place in the area of Amphipolis. Major generals and admirals of Alexander the Great are connected to this locality. Here in 311 BC Kassandros banishes and kills Alexander the Great's lawful wife Roxanne and their son Alexander.
Here in Amphipolis, near the snowcapped Mount Pangaion with its hundred-petaled roses and the first apiarist Dionysus, you can find the company of honey production and standardization "Amphipolis Apiculture".
The idea of the company was born by George Syrpas, a Food Technologist, who is engaged in apiculture for 35 years, serving the bee with love, passion and respect. The idea became a reality by his son, Panagiotis Syrpas, graduate of the faculty of philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. It is a family business where all members of the Syrpas family are involved.
Our company has a new, modern processing plant and it is one of the finest vertically integrated companies, owning about 1000 hives. It is located at the foot of Mount Pangaion, in Rodolivos, the seat of the Municipality of Amphipolis. It is certified by TUV Rheinland with the ISO 22000 and ISO 9001 food safety systems. Thus, we absolutely ensure the quality of our products. Our products follow the rules of good agricultural practice and good industry practice and comply with all quality control standards laid down in European legislation. It is addressed to modern consumers who do not negotiate the quality of the products they buy and want to be sure about the quality of what they consume.