Fir Tree Honey
Fir Tree Honey has a sweet, malty, without any bitterness with a typical nutty back mouth and an aromatic odor marked very nice.
Fir Tree Honey has very specific characteristics:
• Appearance : The colour is generally dark ranging from brownish-gold to brownish-black with dark red or green highlights. The consistency is most often liquid and sometimes thick.
• Smell : The aromatic odour is unmistakable and hints of hazelnut.
• Taste : The taste is mild and malted leaving an after taste that hints of hazelnut
• 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.