Honeys

Honey

 

In Greece, apiculture does not involve the intense exploitation of bees and organised monocultures of mass produced, low cost & low quality honey. Greek Island’s apiculture allows bees to feed exclusively on pure pollen, far away from chemicals, pesticides & industrial zones.
Due to the dry climate of Greece, honey has low water content and therefore it is slightly processed. This has as a result a more aromatic, more dense and richer in flavours and ingredients honey.
This has as a result a more aromatic, more dense and richer in flavours and ingredients honey.

Varieties:

Thyme Honey

Thyme Honey from Kalymnos island.
Thyme honey is a very aromatic honey with great nutritional value. This honey is unique and is considered as one of the best honey varieties worldwide.
Thyme blooms from mid-May to early summer in various locations in Greece and mainly in island regions, such as Kalymnos island. The color of thyme honey is usually blonde or amber.
The characteristics that make thyme honey unique are its pleasant, strong & lasting flavor and its rich aromas.

Pine Tree Honey

Pine tree honey from Rhodes island.
Around 65% of the total production of honey in Greece, is pine tree honey.
Pine tree honey is produced by the honey-dew excretions of the insect Marchalina hellenica, known in Greece as “pine laborer”.
Rhodes island is one of the main producing areas of pine tree honey in Greece.
The color of this honey is characteristic and ranges from dark yellow to light brown.
Due to its lower concentration of sugars than other other honeys, pine tree honey has a mild sweet flavor.
Crystallization of this honey is quite slow due to its low natural content of glucose.

Orange Blossom Honey

Orange blossom honey from the Dodecanese Islands.Citrus fruit are an important source of nectar for the bees.In Greece citrus fruit honey is produced mainly in Peloponnese,Epirus and the island areas . Orange blossom honey is of light yellow colour,very aromatic with exquisite flavour which is why it is so popular amongst children.

Arbutus Honey

Arbutus (Strawberry tree) honey from Dodoni Region, in Epirus Greece.
Arbutus “bitter honey” is a highly medicinal honey, also known as Strawberry Tree honey.
It comes from southern Greece, from the region called Dodoni in Epirus. It has an unusual bitter/sweet multi layered taste. Some people describe its taste as bitter caramel.
Arbutus honey contains powerful phenolic acids. It is one of the most antioxidant as well as antibacterial honeys in the world.
Crystallization of this honey is very quick.