Bramble honey of Sicilian black bee
Bramble Honey - Sicilian Black Bee Honey
The Sicilian Black Bee Bramble Honey is a Slow Food Presidium. Nectar produced in summer in the Messina and Palermo areas, has a dark amber color and a strong but pleasant taste. It is indicated for inflammation of the mouth.
The first and most important producer of Sicilian Black Bee honey is Carlo Amodeo, promoter of the recognition of Sicilian Black Bee honey as a Slow Food Presidium. His company is located at the foot of the park of Monte San Calogero in Termini Imerese. Here the honey extraction takes place but the apiaries are located throughout Sicily and this allows the production of fine single-flower honeys. Amodeo's production technique consists in taking honey from the hives every week to avoid oxidation of the honey due to the high temperatures of the hive (35°C). It is cold extracted and after decanting it is placed in jars and placed in a cold room at 5°C, thus preserving all its properties.
Production area: Sicily, provinces of Messina and Palermo
Production period: summer
Color: amber or dark amber
Crystallization: in some years it crystallizes with difficulty, however fine crystals
Odor: intense, almost caramelized
Taste: decisive, pleasant, rich in mineral salts
Uses: ideal with fresh cheeses such as ricotta or primo sale
Produced by Apicoltura Amodeo Carlo - Contrada Madonna Diana - Termini Imerese (PA) - Italy