Raw Beech & Oak Honey - 960g
Please note this item is past its best before date. This date simply means the date that the beekeeper thinks the honey is likely to crystallised. The honey is still perfectly safe to eat. Due to the fact that it is past the best before date we have reduced the price.
Ivan's raw beech and oak honey is a rare type of tree honey. It has a nutty, caramel taste with a touch of fruitiness as well as the subtle malt flavour that is more common with tree honey. This is a deep and rich tasting tree honey also known as honeydew honey. Tree honey tends to be dark and have a deeper flavour in comparison with blossom varieties. It is well-suited to those who like stronger, more complex flavours.
Colour:This particular honey is brown in colour, slightly red in the light like dark amber.
Where does the honey come from?: This variety of beech and oak honey comes from Gorna Oryahovitsa in Bulgaria. It is situated at the northern foothill of the Tarnovo Elevations, a beautiful landscape with a rich and ancient history.
Who produces this honey?: This beech and oak variety comes from Ivan. A young and fastidious beekeeper who is very concerned with details and getting it just right. He has a systematic approach and colour codes his hives, this stops the bees getting confused and heading to the wrong hive where a fight may ensue! Ivan is going through organic certification and is in his last year, it takes 3 years to obtain.
What about the trees the honey comes from?: Beech is a deciduous tree common to Europe from Sweden to northern Sicily. Bees produce a rare kind of honeydew from the sap of this tree, only in Germany and parts of Bulgaria. The oak tree is also a large deciduous tree which supports more forms of life than other European tree. Some oak trees can live over 1000 years! The bees love to feed on the sap that comes from the trees as well as the blossoms that they produce. The trees lend a beautiful and unique taste to the honey, a noticeable full flavour with fruity and malty notes.
Common Uses: Beech and oak honey is particularly good to use in different recipes, such as: cakes, cookies, desert toppings, ice creams, warm honey teas, salads and meat glazes, this is because of its warm balsamic flavour it can lend
Beech and Oak Honey Facts: This particular type of beech and oak honey comes from the Bulgarian Beech trees and the Bulgarian Oak trees. It is a rare and unique variety. The bees collect a dark fluid from the Beech tree, which they convert into honey. With the Oak tree a weevil burrows into the acorns on the tree which allows sweet sap to flow out for a usually 2 months of the year, often July and August. The bees will feed on that sap regularly until it turns bitter, then they will leave until the oak weevils start drilling again the next year and the sugary sap has returned.
Please know that raw honey does crystalise and this is a natural process that occurs mainly due to the natural glucose in raw honey. For more information on why honey sets visit this article and for a more scientific explanation go to wikipedia.
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*Product photo is representative of this product. Honey colour and texture may vary depending on the season and level of crystalization. Please check the product title and description for accurate contents.*
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