While holding the position as Secretary of Agriculture and Fishing in the State of Chiapas, Mexico, in the 1960s, the company founder, Mr. G. Beutelspacher, worked closely with local beekeepers which allowed him to acquire a profound understanding of this industry.
Inspired by the beekeepers´ endless commitment and the excellent quality of the regional honey types, Mr. Beutelspacher founded “Productos Naturales del Campo” in 1980 with the objective to export honey from Chiapas and foster the development of the regional beekeeping industry
Since the establishment, the owner has been eager to seek promising opportunities. Initially, the product assortment included a small number of honey types exclusively from the state of Chiapas. However, new family-owned subsidiaries, which were set up in the Yucatan peninsula and in Central Mexico in the 1990s by the company founder’s children, allowed the family to offer a wide variety of domestic honey types.
Soon after the successful growth in Mexico Mrs. Ingrid Beutelspacher opened the sales company, Apimiel GmbH, in Berlin, Germany, where the main market was to be found originally. Since then, we extended the product assortment when new opportunities arose in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Brazil where close business relationships with reliable partners and professional cooperatives were established.
Today, we attend to our numerous worldwide clients from this location and deliver our honey in drums directly from the country of origin to any port in the world.
Ingrid Beutelspacher, born 1968 in Chiapas, Mexico, as daughter of Gotthold Beutelspacher and Alma de la Torre, is the managing director of Apimiel GmbH in Berlin. She was a rotary exchange student 1986 in Centralia, Washington USA during the academic year 1985–1986. With a scholarship from the prestigious University ITESM Campus Cuernavaca in Mexico, she graduated in 1990 at the age of 20 as industrial engineer with the highest average notes of her generation. She received the award of Diario de Mexico: “Best Students of Mexico”. With another scholarship from the DAAD, Ingrid Beutelspacher studied Business Engineering and Food Technology at the TU in Berlin.
- 1995 — 2000 she was a shareholder of Apimiel S.A. de C.V. in Chiapas, Mexico. In the year 2000 Mrs. Beutelspacher founded Apimiel GmbH in Berlin.
- 2003 — 2009 she was on the board of the International Honey Organization, which she chaired from 2009–2013.
- Since 1996 she has been an active member of the National Honey Packers and Dealers Association in the USA.
Ms. Beutelspacher is a founding member of the non-profit environmental organization Yucatan Silvestre A.C. in Valladolid, Yucatan
Eager like the bees — led by Gotthold Beutelspacher, Hermann, Luis and Erika Beutelspacher work together with a professional team in cooperation with beekeepers. „We are proud to be able to offer our customers in more than 20 countries in harmony with nature, the world’s most aromatic honey in organic quality and to the highest standards. This creates jobs and prosperity for beekeepers in Mexico and preserves biodiversity”.