Raw Organic Beech & Oak Honey - 960g
Plamen's Raw Organic Beech & Oak 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 honey comes from the forests around the village of Panchevo, located in the Sredets Municipality. It is a tucked-away, rural area in southeastern Bulgaria, quite near the border with Turkey and not far from the Black Sea. It enjoys lovely warm weather in the summers and is covered in forested hills.
Who produces this honey? This honey comes from Plamen. He is a traditional, organic-certified beekeeper, following on from generations of family beekeepers before him. He lives with his wife and son in a little stone and wood house, sat in a meadow, faced by beehives.
What about the tree the honey comes from? This honey comes from the Bulgarian strandzha oak, which is a particular oak species native to this region and beech trees.
Common Uses: Oak honey is good to use in recipes such as cakes, cookies, desert toppings, warm honey teas, and meat glazes, this is because of the deep balsamic flavour notes.
More Beech & 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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