Why Greek Honey is the Best in the World


Earth scientists and botanists consider Greece, particularly the insular regions, a country with the richest flora in the Mediterranean basin. Therefore, a wide range of nectar sources (herbs, flowers, trees) is available to honeybees. A lot of herbs and wild flowers are endemic to Greece. To get the most out of the floral varieties of the Greek terrain, beekeepers relocate their beehives several times a year. In insular regions the beehives are relocated closer to the shore during the summer months, when thyme blossoms to "paint" the terrain in mauve. During the Spring honeybees visit the aromatic flowers of trees (orange, lemon and eucalyptus) and herbs (sage, oregano and other wild herb bushes). In the beginning of Autumn beehives are relocated to areas thick in pine and fir trees, ivy herbs and heath shrubs. Ultimately, the Greek honey produced is unique in colour, aroma, taste and thickness. It is derives from more than 70 floral varieties.