One of the most frequent questions we are asked is if our honey is infused or flavored with other ingredients to give it its distinct flavor. The answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT. Eulogia honey is a raw and natural honey, neither artificially flavored nor infused with other ingredients.
The way it works is like this: Our beehives are placed in specific locations with miles of nothing but abundant blossoming flowers. Since most of our honey is monofloral, our beekeepers carefully place beehives in an area where the bees have access to only one type of flower. The bees then travel freely about three miles on average from their hive and suck the surrounding flower nectar as their food and energy source. The nectar they consume remains in their stomachs as they make their way back to the hive. While in the bee’s stomach, this nectar mixes with bee proteins and enzymes, naturally producing honey which is then regurgitated into the beeswax comb. Eulogia honey is carefully collected directly from the hive and packaged without being exposed to high heat, pasteurization or processing in order to preserve its natural abundance of vitamins and minerals.
Flavor and color variations in honey depend on the flora which the bees feed on as well as local climate. This is why, for example, Eulogia Sage Blossom honey will not have the same taste, color or viscosity as a sage honey produced in California. It is a known fact that honey absorbs moisture directly from the air and therefore the amount of water in a honey is dependent on relative humidity in the air. Our honey has a thicker consistency than most honey due to Greece’s dry climate and minimal amount of humidity.