A vintage honey year in Greece
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Our lovely Greek beekeepers Thomas, Elena (sister) Giorgios (father), Panos (cousin) and Costas (Uncle) have been very busy this year.
I was speaking to Thomas yesterday and he had some very interesting news for honey lovers - especially if you love the thick Greek honeys. It turns out that it is quite a vintage year, as you will see from this short video.update that Thomas has made for you.
He is talking about an usual type of Fir honey. The bees make Fir honey from the sap of the tree but they have made it in a different way this year.
The important thing to note is that this year the bees have been collecting the sap from near the base of the Fir tree, where it is richer in mineral salts.
They only do this every 3 to 4 years. Normally they collect from higher up the tree, on the top branches, where the sap is richer in sugars. (I don't know why they do this but I am trying to find out.) This means the 2019 Fir could be a more savoury honey, one that is richer in minerals. Thomas sent it yesterday.
He also sent some of the Greek Thyme, which is highly regarded and Greek Mountain Oak.
You can find the honey of Thomas' family here.
Tim, Owner The Raw Honey Shop
PS: I wanted to show you the place high in the mountains where the Fir comes from- in the locality of Argithea.
And below is a photo I took of the whole family at Argithea,last June when I visited. From left to right Elena (sister), Costas (Uncle), Panos (cousin), Thomas and Giorgias (father). If you have any questions drop me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org.