Raw Forest Honey (also called honeydew honey) has a marked dark colour mainly from holm oak, oak, chestnut or pine honeydew. It has a persistent flavour.
Raw Forest Honey is a type of honey made – not from blossom nectar – but from honeydew excreted by plant sucking insects such as aphids. The ancient Roman naturalist Pliny thought honeydew fell from the stars and this belief was held for centuries. It was as recent as the 1960s that some beekeepers believed that honeydew collected by bees was sweated out or exuded from trees and plants although it was determined by the French naturalist, Reaumur in 1740 to be produced by aphids. In fact, this strong-tasting, mineral-rich, savoury honey is the result of a relationship between aphids and bees that is common throughout the world, yet unbeknownst to most.
The properties and benefits of forest honey are: an excellent food supplement to compensate for low iron levels, combat anemia. It is used as a natural food in times of stress and extra mental and physical effort.
This artisan Natural Raw Honey is produced by one of the oldest beekeeping families in Spain. Since 1860 five generations of beekeepers have been passing on a deep love of nature and an admiration of the world of the bee to bring us the magic and health benefits of natural raw honey. It was in 1944 that the beekeeping activity became a full time business, initiating at the time the transhumance of beehives across Portugal and Spain including a number of national parks (transporting beehives from one location to another).This results in raw honey varieties of extremely high quality with clearly defined flavours and aromas as well as some very unique properties. It is quality certified and international award-winning.
Honey source: Castilla & Leon (Spain)