Thistle honey of Sicilian black bee
Thistle Honey - Sicilian Black Bee Honey
Sicilian Black Bee Thistle Honey is a Slow Food Presidium. Healthy nectar produced in spring in the Messina, Palermo and Trapani areas, it has a light color, which darkens when it crystallizes, and a strong flavor. It has digestive and detoxifying properties for the liver.
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, Palermo and Trapani
Production period: June and July
Color: light amber that tends to beige when it crystallizes
Crystallization: spontaneous with uniform crystals
Odor: very fragrant
Taste: intense like the smell
Properties: digestive and purifying of the liver
Produced by Apicoltura Amodeo Carlo - Contrada Madonna Diana - Termini Imerese (PA) - Italy