• Appearance : It is generally dark in colour, ranging from a golden brown to a darker brown with deep red or dark green highlights. Its consistency is most often liquid and sometimes slightly thicker.
• Smell : Its unmistakable aromatic smell is nice and deep, with hints of hazelnut.
• Taste : Its taste is mild and malty, not bitter in the least, leaving a hint of hazelnut as an aftertaste.
• The pollen spectrum reveals very little pollen and a wealth of mushroom spores and microscopic green algae.
• Honeydew honey always has a higher pH than floral honey and is thus less acidic.
• High electric conductivity
The antibacterial properties are higher than in other honeys.
• The mineral content of Fir Tree honey is relatively high compared to floral honeys as is generally the case with all dark honeys. Potassium, copper, phosphorus, zinc, boron, calcium, sulphur, magnesium found in Fir Tree honey bestow it with anti-anaemic, antiseptic and diuretic properties.
For liquid honey, consider Honey dipper
The story of aphids
The honeybee usually finds its food (nectar and pollen) in the corollas of plants and flowers.
The nectar is secreted by the nectarines (a plant gland) with the flow of sap created in the tissues of the leaf by way of photosynthesis. This is a sweet liquid that is produced directly by the plant and then harvested by bees. Read more...