Pressed and comb honey
The gold from the bees, the wild collectors in the middle of Berlin, natural beekeeping, the harvest from a whole year, spring and summer, cold pressed and directly filled in glasses – so it contains all valuable ingredients, and touches of pollen and propolis.
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How it became
The record numbers: Tens of thousands of bees have flown for this honey in a 500gr jar in 10.000 flights and 5.000 flight hours to 5 million flowers and have collected nectar and honeydew. These trips take them from a wild green island in Prenzlauer Berg, their metropolitan home.
Berlin offers paradisiacal feeding conditions for bees: a diverse landscape of trees and flowers and a year-round range of habitats without extensive use of insecticides.
They fly over road traffic, but if toxins do occur, they accumulate them in the body and do not pass them into the honey. Berlin honey has demonstrably less residues than drinking water quality.
In summer the honey is harvested with the natural honeycombs, pressed and processed by hand or directly packed into jars as comb honey for humans. Only surpluses are harvested so that the bees can overwinter on their honey supply. Sugar is only added when necessary.
What it is
The gold of bees. Honey contains the active ingredients of the plants, which are fermented in the nectar by the bees, which makes it so valuable and durable. Pressed honey has more aromas than the extracted honey – by crushing and then pressing the honeycombs, pollen and propolis also pass into the honey and enrich the taste and healing power.
And consumption in original packaging also has its advantages: Honeycomb honey has the least contact with air, so it still has a lot of aromas, which makes our sense of taste celebrate. It contains propolis, ferments and enzymes that cannot be extracted from the wax and only come into their own by chewing for a long time. And this prevents colds, strengthens the immune system and even has anti-allergenic effects: hay fever and other allergies largely lose their horror.
What it becomes
Fresh honey is liquid, the later crystallization is varietal and a sign of quality, as this indicates gentle processing without heating.
Honey can be stored and consumed for years in closed containers, even beyond the labeling requirement of 2 years expiration date. And as the cool and dark pharonic tombs already showed, where honey in clay jugs was tasted when found – it can be enjoyed for almost eternity. Whether this small glass here will be filled for such a long time is rather due to the frequency of your eternal enjoyment.
Honey retains its valuable ingredients until 40˚C is heated. So it is worth to consume it raw or to let the tea cool down before sweetening. But: Babies should only get honey raw for consumption from 1 year on. With toddlers and larger people the intestinal flora can then develop well with the consumption of honey.
In summary for our health:
Honey has a positive and healing effect on the organism, as it contains anti-inflammatory enzymes, bioactive substances and antioxidants. Besides all the sweet delicious ingredients that make our happiness hormones dance.