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3 Jar Amphora Honey Hamper

A gorgeous set of 3 x 130g wild mountain honeys (Pure Thyme, Pure Pine, Pine/Thyme, Wild Herbs or Orange Blossom) in beautiful Cretan amphora jars and a hand-made superb quality wicker basket – which can be used as a bread basket

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Carob Honey

VERY RARE! Single flower Carob honey Carob trees must be mature before they bear fruit and flowers – at least 15-20 years old. Carob honey is harvested in the autumn, dark amber and crystallizes easily into a soft coarse texture. It has a warm flavor with a medium aromatic intensity, infused with chocolate and herbal overtones and has a slightly bitter aftertaste.Aa unique and delicious honey.

Our Ancient Lappa Carob Honey is named after the ancient Cretan town of Lappa – 27km southwest from Rethymno (today’s Argyroupolis) famed for its mature carob trees, rich vegetation and natural springs.

 

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Fir Tree Honey

2* GREAT TASTE AWARD
A delicious, caramelly honey with rich toffee tones. Less sweet than a flower honey and rarely crystallises. Delicious with Greek yogurt, on icecreams, toast and in hot drinks.

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Gorgeous 5 Mini-Jar taster selection

A luxury taster selection of 5 of the following:
pure pine, pure thyme, orange blossom, wild herbs, fir tree, wild sage, pine and thyme

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Orange Blossom Honey

2* Great Taste Award, 2014
Our Orange Blossom honey is made by bees pollinating on the orange groves of Rixtis gorge in eastern Crete. This light, yellow golden, sweetly aromatic honey is raw, unprocessed, unheated and rich in pollen, propolis and natural flavour.

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Pine Tree Honey

Great Taste Award 2014 !
And our best selling honey. Cretan bees love feeding on the high altitude and prolific pine forests in the mountains of Crete. The sweet rich nectar is turned into a deep golden rich and viscous honey – nothing else like it! Pine honey is rarely available outside of Crete. It is naturally rich in antimicrobial and antioxidant activity.

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Thyme and Pine Honey

Our Cretan Thyme and Pine honey comes from the famous honey-producing region of north east Crete. Bees are first fed on the wild thyme at the tops of the mountains and then relocated to the dense Pine forests of central Crete for a ‘holiday camp’ feast: it is much easier for bees to feed on pine than on Thyme! Whilst the high altitude and prolific beds of wild thyme provide a safe haven of natural food for the bees, it is extremely hard work to gather nectar from Thyme (which is one reason why good Thyme honey is rare), so after a few weeks the bee-keepers relocate their hives to the Pine forests, which provide a more restful form of feeding. The result is a delectable natural mixture of Thyme and Pine honey blended the bees themselves. Thyme and Pine honey is naturally rich in antimicrobial and antioxidant activity. Delicious on its own, on toast, in hot drinks and especially stirred into Greek yogurt!

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Thyme Honey

Greek thyme honey is widely acknowledged to be the best in the world. It requires great skill and dedication by the beekeepers as making thyme honey is very hard work for the bees. Our Cretan pure Thyme honey is made by bees pollinating on wild thyme bushes in the Cretan mountains. It is raw, unfiltered, unheated, very rich in thyme pollen (51%) and propolis and is full of flavour. . Thyme honey is naturally antibacterial and antioxidant. Cretans use it as a natural healer.

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Wild Herbs Honey

Our Wild Herbs honey is made by Cretan bees left to roam on parts of the island which are rich in Crete’s famous range of mixed herbs: wild thyme, sage, oregano, rosemary, lavender, and the Cretan herb Winter Savoury – Throumbi (Satureia thymbra L. (Labiatae) (other names include , thymbri or thyme bros and Thryvi in Crete; also thrymbi (Sifnos); Throumba (Cephalonia). These herbs are naturally rich in antimicrobial and antioxidant activity (see here).
Delicate and sweet with a plethora of herbal aromas. It is very rich in propolis, wax and pollen and may be slightly cloudy; a layer of these natural substances may form at the top of the honey.

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Wild Sage Honey

2* Great Taste Award, 2014
Our Sage honey comes from Kroustas in the north east of Crete. The hills are filled with wild sage, and the beekeepers leave the bees to roam wild throughout the summer and early autumn. The result is a lively honey, viscous, with a very slightly bitter finish – a hint of sage. This raw, unheated honey is packed with goodness obtained from the wild herb as well as propolis pollen, wax, vitamins and minerals.

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