Our honey is of wildflower quality, which is produced by Italian ligustic bees. Our hives are located on our farm which borders on hectares of Mediterranean scrub , which gives our wildflower a characteristic aroma dominated by fruity nuances, reminiscent of brambles and Mediterranean scrub. We treat our bees to defend them from varroa with oxalic acid (allowed in the production of organic honey).
We collect our honey using exclusively manual techniques , leaving it in the hive for as long as necessary so that the bees with their incessant work bring it to the right level of ripeness.
Once collected, we extract it from the honeycombs by centrifugation and we do not perform any heat treatment , for this reason it keeps all its properties unaltered and over time it will show the natural crystallization process.
You will find jars of different colors from one honey extraction to another. The color depends on the pollen collected by the bees and in the flowering period of the different plants found in the Mediterranean scrub.
We recommend it to sweeten herbal teas, infusions and in the preparation of desserts. When paired with different types of cheese, it enhances their taste.
For other recipes you can visit the cooking blog of our food blogger #keepqueenbeealive .
How to recognize a quality honey?
On this page we also want to give you some advice on how to recognize good quality honey.
1. Buy your honey from Italian beekeepers. If you do not have the opportunity to go directly to the beekeeper, read the label carefully and make sure that the origin is: ITALY . On some honeys you will find the words “mixture of honeys from various European and non-European countries”.
2. Check that the label shows the basic information:
- product name;
- net weight (grams or kg);
- name or business name of the manufacturer;
- registered office (place where the company is located) the lot number;
- country of origin of the product;
- preferable maximum term of consumption.
3. If you find crystallized honey, don't discard it - it's a sign of quality .
Crystallization is a natural process and is a sign of the excellent quality of honey. There are only three types of honey in which crystallization does not occur, namely: acacia, chestnut and honeydew.
4. Be careful of the price and don't be fooled by special offers. The production of honey requires important investments and a lot of work, so it must be paid at an appropriate price.