The honey from Greece is considered to be some of the finest on a global scale due to the unlimited summer sun, the biodiversity of the Greek countryside plus the rich variety of Greek flora, which includes over 850 species found nowhere else in the world.
Scientists and botanists consider Greece a country with the richest flora in the Mediterranean basin, (more than 7,500 different species of herbs, plants, wild flowers and trees).
Greece has a long history of bee-keeping and there are more beehives per acre in Greece than any other country in Europe.
Greek honeys are richer in aromatic substances, compared to other honeys produced in other countries; they have less humidity, which means they are denser and richer.
The main categories of Greek honey are Floral, Herbal and Tree honeys.
Floral honeys are the sweetest of them all and crystalise more easily due to their high sugar content.
Herbal honeys are sweet and tangy with higher nutritional value. Greek Thyme honey is renowned as the authentic honey being one of the oldest. Heather honey has an amazing taste. At beeandolive.co.uk we offer a unique type of honey, the Wildflowers & Herbs which is made from bees working their magic in sun kissed fields where wildflowers and herbs such as chamomile, thyme and various heathers grow together. This is a honey with an explosion of flavours and a taste that can only be described as addictive!
Tree honeys are rare and have unique nutty flavours. Some like the Oak and Fir honey almost never crystalise. The Arbutus honey has exceptional nutritional value, only matched with Manuka honey which is also a tree honey. It has a bitter honey and is only found in three places in the world, Greece, Portugal and Sardinia. The Oak (Black) honey is very rare and its taste is simply unique. It has a dark brown colour, almost black and it has a fanatic following within the honey lovers community and especially those who do not like the very sweet honeys.
Due to their unique flavours, tree honeys are also awesome for creative cooking and baking. Find out more and buy some of the finest authentic Greek honey varieties only at beeandolive.co.uk