Sicilian Black Bee Citrus Honey
Citrus Honey - Sicilian Black Bee Honey
Slow Food Presidium, the citrus honey of "Sicilian Black Bee" is produced on mixed citrus blooms with a pleasant flavor and a typical aroma of flowers. Nectar produced in spring, has a light color and a delicate and pleasant taste. It tends to crystallize very soon. It has sedative and antispasmodic properties with a relaxing action.
Sicilian Black Bee Citrus Honey is renowned for its soothing and calming properties.
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 Mount 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, province of Palermo
Period of production: spring
Color: very clear when still liquid, yellow when it crystallizes.
Crystallization: large and sandy crystals, semi-rapid
Smell: medium-low intensity, reminiscent of jasmine flowers, floral
Taste: medium aromatic intensity, between floral and fruity, reminiscent of jasmine
Use: and one of the most appreciated table honeys
Produced by Apicoltura Amodeo Carlo - Contrada Madonna Diana - Termini Imerese (PA) - Italy