What is so special about organic honey?
- In organic beekeeping, beehives are placed away from any conventional crop cultivation, at least 5 km, so the bees will not be travelling to collect nectar and pollen from such crops. Bee can travel up to 5 km to collect nectar and pollen (its food) from flowers.
- During beekeeping, the bees might acquire diseases and one of them is a parasite called varroa which can exterminate whole beehives.
In order to fight off varroa, conventional beekeeping uses super toxic chemicals such as armitraz while organic beekeeping uses oxalic acid which is an organic compound found in many plants.
- Certified organic honey does not contain GMO pollen as the beehives are not placed or used in countries where the GMO crops are cultivated. Certified organic beekeepers are checked/audited by the regulatory bodies on this strict requirement.
We found an interesting video to watch: Silence of the bees
rotecteWe all know that certain countries produce unique flavour products:
For example we all know where to find the best coffee beans or the best wine in the world.
Same applies to honey and its products. We select carefully honey products with unique flavours to bring them to London delicatessen market.
Thyme honey, chestnut honey, pine tree honey, fir honey, and oak honey are some of the selected honeys originated from Greece.
One the most unique flavours is the Greek vanilla fir honey which is the first Protected Designation Of origin, PDO, honey in the world.
You might wonder why Greek honey?
Simple reason: due to its incomparable flora with a huge variety of endemic plants and its unspoilt environment from heavy industrial activity.
- the only Organic Thyme honey with 3 gold stars of Great Taste Awards,
- the only pine trees, oak trees and aromatic herbs honey with numbered jars in the world.
If you are a London deli shop or a distributor and would like to know more about floral flavours honey i.e the PDO Vanilla fir, please, fill the form in the ''contact us'' page, and we will contact you shortly.
Photo: courtesy of FB group Mani mana