Honey bees foraging area : Landes de Gascogne (Gironde - 33)
Health Benefits of Honey
Intestinal transit - Sensitive Stomachs Alder buckthorn honey is widely used in traditional medicine: it helps to improve intestinal transit in constipation, helps to stimulate the stomachs lazy.
RARE & COMMUNITY ORIENTED
- Honey harvested and produced in small quantities, like it used to be - Local, community based network of small independent beekeepers. - French and Euro-regional harvest area.
HEATHLY & GOOD FOR THE BEES
- Gentle harvest method that does not stress the bees. - Harvested without chemical repellents. - Bees are given plant-based or homeopathic treatments rather than antibiotics.
RESPECT FOR NATURE'S BOUNTY
- Harvested when mature (no dehumidification), respecting the fundamental cosmic rhythms of nature. - Manual uncapping using a knife. - Unpasteurised, not heated above 35°C (95°F) (the hive's natural temperature). - Placed in jars by hand on site in the honey house. - Energised honey: long macerations and manual blending that subtly reinforce natural properties.
Alder buckthorn honey has a delicate fragrance and a fruity, balsamic, very slightly aromatic flavor. Relatively clear when put in jars, it becomes reddish brown after crystallisation. Crystallisation is slow. This honey has a devoted following.
Recognising natural honey
Honey is still liquid at the time of harvest. It crystallizes naturally after a certain time, if it is not heated. White blotches may appear on the surface (especially in the winter): this is a sign that your honey is completely pure and natural. Accept them as a guarantee of authenticity!