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.