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What is Wildflower Honey?
When wildflower honey is mentioned, what comes to mind is the freshness of spring, the delicious flavor, and its aroma. It is a cure for human’s body. This honey is made from the flora of the high mountains in Anatolia, the scarce flowers and the endemic and wild plants. The wildflower honey is made from the essential oil of acacia plants. This extracted honey is fluid and has a light color. You can present it to your beloved ones, thanks to its quality and nice appearance. Our honey, the wonder of nature is exported to all over the world.
When was Wildflower Honey discovered?
The historical origin of the honey goes back to the history of humanity. Although it is unknown who made it but the fact that bees exist and work for more than 30 million years. Throughout history, honey was a nutritional source for humanity and considered very signifacant and sacred by all religions. The turkish people knew bees in the wild environment and used the wildflower honey for nutrition besides it is confirmed in the written sources that when they settled in life they started to work in animal husbandry and apiculture. That was clear that there were insects on flowers on the walls ornaments made in Çatalhöyük in 9.000-8.000 BC. The archives of the Ottoman palace in the 15th and 17th century confirmed that 14-65 tons of honey was consumed per year. And today honey is still one of the inseparable parts of our cuisine.
Where is the birthplace of Wildflower Honey?
The birthplace of the honey of Caucasian bees is in East Anatolia in the Macahel neighborhood of Artvin city.
How does the honey taste and what are its benefits?
The wildflower honey gives you a little bit of burning sensation in your mouth and it is very rich in volatile oils. It is produced according to the principals of the ministry of agriculture and forestry. It can be extracted from the honey comb or consumed together. The nutritional quality of wildflower honey is high. It is a favored honey for its naturalness and pureness.
What does affect the quality of wildflower honey?
The plant cover impacts the quality of the honey. The most precious Caucasian bees honey is so precious because it the bees choose the best sources of the nectar. The nutritional quality is so high because it is very rich in enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and organic acids.
Where it the wildflower honey made?
In the forests on the high mountains way from the residential area where the essential oil of flowers is collected by bees, in beehives or in barks inside the honeycomb.
How is wildflower honey made?
The tongue of Caucasian bees is too long. They collect the essential oils and nectars of the most beautiful flowers. Then, they enter the wooden beehive made especially for them, shape the honeycomb and store the honey inside it. At first, the honey contains lots of water. So the bees flutter their wings over the cells of the honeycomb to make the water evaporates, after that they cover the honeycomb by beeswax. At this stage, we can take the honeycomb and start to the honey harvest process. The harvest is generally mad in the mornings. Most beekeepers change the location of the beehive to enrich the honey in the all aspects.
What are the production steps of wildflower honey?
The honey is produced in the honeycomb inside the wooden beehives in their natural environments within 4 months, Keeping an eye on it away from the direct sunlight. The perfect season for harvest is autumn at the end of September and the beginning of October. We extract 1-1.5 kg honey from each honeycomb. After that there will be no need to any of making process. It is a supernatural elixir. Any procedure that might affect the taste and the smell of the honey during the heating and storing processes is avoided.
What are the shelf life and the storage conditions of wildflower honey?
The shelf life of wildflower honey is two years, as long as you keep it in a dry place away from the direct sunlight.
How is wildflower honey packed?
We put the honey in glass jars and then pack them in a very secure way.
Nutrition FactsServing Size:100 gramsAmount Per ServingCalories from Fat 0Calories 325Kcal% Daily Value*0 gramsTotal Fat0 gramsSaturated FatPolyunsaturated Fat 0 gramsMonounsaturated Fat 0 grams0 milligramsCholesterol4 milligramsSodium52.4 milligramsPotassium81.22 gramsTotal Carbohydrates0.2 gramsDietary FiberSugars 80.9 gramsProtein 0.3 grams0%Vitamin A0.9%Vitamin C0.5%Calcium2.3%IronPercent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.