Honey

Eva Panteli

“From an early age my love for bees and nature led me to follow this career.
Me and my family we own a small production unit of about 250 bee herds. I am collecting honey from a variety of blooms all over Greece depending on the ecosystem. My major concern is the quality of the product without  neglecting the bee care.”
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Heather Flower Honey - Ερείκης

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Variety: Erica manipulflora
Origin: Geraneia Mountains

Intensely aromatic with caramel notes and a characteristic, strong taste.

  • Aroma: Typical, delicate, earthy and bushy that leaves a sense of forest.
  • Color: Reddish
  • Crystallization: Due to its high natural glucose content it crystallizes very quickly (1-3 months)
  • Benefits: It is considered to be of high nutritional value and tonic for the human body, because it contains dozens of natural nutrients, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids. It has antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory properties, is a diuretic, disinfectant of the urinary system, has a positive effect on stones formed in the urinary system, renal colic, chronic cystitis, prostate and edema, liver and bile diseases.

 

Fir Honey - Ελατο

Variety: Abies cephalonica
Origin: Vardousia Forests

Honey produced from the honey secretions of the fir and collected during the period of May-June in the coniferous forests of Vardousia.

  • Aroma: It has light brown to light red color and delicate taste.
  • Crystallization: Fir honey has low moisture content, and its pH is higher than all other categories of honey. Thus, spruce honey deteriorates at a slower rate, compared to other categories of honey and especially to flower honeys, which have a low pH.
  • Benefits: It is low in glucose and rich in trace elements such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron.It has high nutritional value, rich in minerals and trace elements. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties and is recommended for athletes and children. Helps in stomach ailments and helps in better assimilation of sugars by the human body

Oak Honey

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Variety:
Origin: Vardousia Mountains

Oak honey produced from honey secretions on the oak or broadleaf tree. It is collected at an altitude of 1350 meters, in the coniferous forests of the Vardousia mountains during the summer season.

  • Aroma:It has an intense and special taste, an aroma dark – almost black
  • Crystallization: very slow
  • Benefits: It is the honey type with the most powerful antioxidant action. Oak honey is one of the most nutritious types of honey. It’s a rich source of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and sodium and has a low concentration of sugars. The enzymes it contains enhance the metabolism and function of vital organs. It also has disinfectant, astringent and healing properties that help the urinary and digestive systems and provides antimicrobial action in the intestine.

Pine Honey - Πευκο

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Variety: Pinus
Origin: Pine forests of North Evia

Pine honey is derived from the honey secretions of the insect Marchalin Hellenica. It is collected in the pine forests of North Evia during the period of August.

  • Aroma: It has a strong taste but it is not very sweet due to the low concentration of sugars
  • Crystallization:This honey belongs to the varieties of honey that do not crystallize
  • Benefits: Pine honey is considered honey of high nutritional value, which is indicative due to the high percentage of ash it has. This is mainly due to the large number of different substances present in its composition. In these substances, dominant are metals and trace elements (calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, etc.)

Wicker Flower Honey - Ανθέων λυγαριάς

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Variety: Vitex agnus-castus
Origin: Sperchios river, plains of Fthiotida

Wicker flower honey made by bees gathering nectar from the plant.

  • Aroma: it has reddish color and intense aromatic taste.
  • Benefits: anti-cancer as well as strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It stands as an ally in the treatment of migraines and headaches, and also helps with constipation treatment, which is associated with hormonal problems. Wicker honey is also considered to have anti-aging properties.

Thyme Honey - Θυμάρι

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Variety: Thymus capitatus
Origin: Corinth & Boeotia

Wild thyme flower honey collected from the dry thymesites of Corinth and Boeotia.

  • Aroma: It has a light amber color, low moisture and intense aroma, with a taste that sometimes gives a feeling of “burning” in the larynx due to the high concentration of fructose
  • Benefits: Thyme honey has antiseptic properties, while it is recommended for the prevention and treatment of infectious, digestive and respiratory diseases. It is rich in minerals such as copper and iron, while it also contains boron.Thyme honey is used to treat coughs and bronchitis.