About honey

All our honeys come from beekeepers who have been working with bees for generations. Their methods have not changed for centuries, apart from the introduction of electricity. Their bees are like their pets: they treat them lovingly and give them only the best food. This means that the bee hives are moved around the landscape in the back of a truck 'chasing the flowers'  to be re-sited in the best place (see the brilliant Greek film The Beekeeper). The bees are never fed artificially or with sugar. The honeys are all organic, as the bees are always placed in wild areas far from roads and other pollution - often on hill tops or valleys. But only a few beekeepers have the resources to get organic certification. Nevertheless the quality and taste speak for themselves. The honey is obtained by manual centrifugation of the hives; there is no filtration or heating, so the honey is  'raw'. This means all the enzymes, antioxidants, antimicrobials, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and - naturally - aroma and flavour are preserved. Five of our Honeys have won prestigious Great Taste Awards! They include: Thyme, Pine, Sage, Fir Tree, Oak, Orange Blossom, strawberry Tree, wild flower, Erica flower (Reiki) honey.

History of domestic bee keeping in pre-historic Greece:

Health aspects of good honey, see Functional (Health) Properties of Honey, Propolis, and Royal Jelly