Fir
honey

Fir honey is one of the most loved varieties in Greece, and for a long time together with pine it was the central pillar of honey production for central and south Greece. In the last years it is considered elusive, due to bad weather conditions at the time of its production. We hope that this is due to random/ circumstantial factors and not global warming because eventually it would make fir honey in Greece an exception.

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AWARDS

Fir honey could be divided in two main categories:

  • The red fir, created in the mountains of the Sterea, Thessaly and Epirus
  • The vanilla fir that is produced in Mainalo (protected designation of origin) and other Peloponnese mountains.

The first has a dark colour with a light red hue and it’s almost transparent. The second is more lightly coloured with characteristic pearly highlights and more opaque. Both are not particularly sweet, they are viscous and they hardly crystallise.

Fir honey is what has essentially made us wanderers. Due to its scarcity and unstable production, at the beginning of every summer we roam the mountains searching for those fir trees that will provide the honey. This process has brought us to Mainalo, at Ziria, Parnon, Vardusia , Karpenisi, Oith or the mountains of Evia. Possibly next year we will go somewhere where we have never been before. In distant woods and unpolluted places but where sometimes bears strike our beehives!

Did you know that…

Fir honey has low concentration of sugars. It is antianemic antiseptic, diuretic, and extremely rich in trace elements such as phosphorous, potassium, calcium, sulphur, magnesium, zinc, boron, iron and copper. It also has a high antioxidant action and a high concentration of phenolic compounds.

More info here
AWARDS

Fir honey could be divided in two main categories:

  • The red fir, created in the mountains of the Sterea, Thessaly and Epirus
  • The vanilla fir that is produced in Mainalo (protected designation of origin) and other Peloponnese mountains.

The first has a dark colour with a light red hue and it’s almost transparent. The second is more lightly coloured with characteristic pearly highlights and more opaque. Both are not particularly sweet, they are viscous and they hardly crystallise.

Fir honey is what has essentially made us wanderers. Due to its scarcity and unstable production, at the beginning of every summer we roam the mountains searching for those fir trees that will provide the honey. This process has brought us to Mainalo, at Ziria, Parnon, Vardusia , Karpenisi, Oith or the mountains of Evia. Possibly next year we will go somewhere where we have never been before. In distant woods and unpolluted places but where sometimes bears strike our beehives!

Did you know that…

Fir honey has low concentration of sugars. It is antianemic antiseptic, diuretic, and extremely rich in trace elements such as phosphorous, potassium, calcium, sulphur, magnesium, zinc, boron, iron and copper. It also has a high antioxidant action and a high concentration of phenolic compounds.

Products

Glass
weight 500gr

Fir_Mesaio Melisanthi

Glass
weight 250gr

Fir_Mikro Melisanthi

Glass
weight 500gr

Glass
weight 250gr

Nutritional
Value