2022 Marks 10 years of Wild about Honey. This premium range of personally selected rare and wonderful Greek honeys has been curated to bring you the very best of Greek honey. Needless to say, all our honeys are free from GMO's ,antibiotics, contaminants and are unpasteurized and as raw as when they were extracted from the hive. We take special pride in this range as it is the culmination of ten years of tasting and selecting the very best that mother nature has to offer. As with our award winning Portuguese range, all our honey is personally sourced and fairly traded. You will find medicinal honeys, incredibly rare honeys and honeydew honeys any of which would make a wonderful gift ( even to yourself).
If there was only one honey I could use everyday for the rest of my life it might just be this one. This lovely dark, rich, smooth as silk honey is just unbelievably more-ish. It is subtle, slightly herbaceous, has a luxurious mouthfeel and has a very mild sweetness. It also has powerful healing properties for internal digestion complaints as well as mouth ulcers.
Like our Raw Vanilla Fir honey and Raw Pine Honey and Serra da Estrela Mountain (Oak) honey, this Raw Greek Red Fir honey is a honeydew. Honeydews are made by bees foraging on the secretions of insects that live off the sap of the trees. They contain a large percentage of long chain sugar molecules called Oligosaccharides. Fructose is a shorter chain molecule which crystallizes quicker and Glucose is the smallest sugar molecule and crystallizes quickest (think Raw sunflower honey), Nectar honeys are usually characterized by the presence of Glucose and Fructose in varying proportions.
This Raw Red Fir honey comes from the mountains of central Greece and is produced by Vaggelis, a young gifted beekeeper and entrepreneur who has been beekeeping since he was a teenager.
These honey would make a beautiful gift to any discerning honey lover.
Our Raw Pine honey from Evvia is a classic, an incredibly smooth unctuous honey. Unlike other Pine honeys which can have a strong malty or even woody taste, this Raw Pine honey is smooth and mild, and fit for every type of use. It comes only in the month of August from Evvia in eastern Greece and is known by beekeepers as "August Pine" . Like all Pine honey it is a honeydew, much like our award winning Raw Serra da Estrela honey, or our Raw Vanilla Fir or Red Fir honey.
Greek Pine honey is also one of the most antibacterial honeys in the world, surpassing Scottish Heather, Chilean Ulmo, Tasmanian Leatherwood and many others.
This Honeydew is made by bees that forage on the secretions of Marchalina hellenica, an insect which lives on the sap of the Pine tree. It is a particular synergy of the insect and the tree at this time of year that enables this wonderful honey to be made.
Our rare and Raw "August" Pine honey is made by Panagiotos, a friend to the bees and a truly dedicated and talented beekeeper based in the Peloponnese.
Like all good quality Raw honey, it is received cultural wisdom and increasingly scientifically confirmed that raw honey is an excellent pre-biotic, highly antibacterial and a unusually complex superfood produced by master alchemists ( honeybees) transforming nectars and complex phyto-chemicals into food and medicines which are uniquely beneficial to human beings ( and other animals). It is also quite delicious.
All our honey is 100% Raw, Real and jarred in Greece to keep the honey in the best condition possible and to minimize any time between harvest and jarring.