Honey, a delicacy provided by bees, is known both for its desirable flavour and the long list of health benefits it brings to the table.
Imago Raw Honey specialises in Raw Forest Honey. Raw honey means all the natural vitamins and living enzymes and other nutritional elements are preserved.
But, have you heard of forest honey before?
It’s still made by bees but they’re not the only insects involved.
Forest honey has the same standard health benefits but they also have some extras that up to the ante. Each forest honey has a distinctive aroma and flavour.
Forest honey is also known as honeydew, honey.
Instead of gathering nectar from flowers, when making forest honey, bees collect honeydew from trees.
It was once believed that the honeydew fell from the stars. More recently, people thought that the tree excreted it (some people, even beekeepers, still think this). In actuality, honeydew is excreted by aphids.
Aphids eat tree sap, looking for amino acids. Once they’ve got what they need, they secrete what’s leftover back onto the tree. That sugary secretion is called honeydew.
The trees and aphids involved in this process are commonly found in the Mediterranean. Wonderfully, much of this region also has large areas of land that are remote, cut off from civilization and sparsely populated. Producing honey that is truly organic becomes a feasible option in this sort of place.