Sicilian Black Bee Thyme Honey
Thyme Honey - Sicilian Black Bee Honey
Sicilian Black Bee Thyme Honey is a Slow Food Presidium. It is a summer honey produced in the Ragusa area, from an aromatic plant widespread in the eastern Mediterranean. Thanks to its balsamic properties, thyme honey is a Sicilian nectar indicated for throat inflammations but it is also a powerful natural antiseptic for problems of the urinary and intestinal tract.
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, province of Ragusa
Production period: summer
Color: medium amber
Smell: intense and floral, reminiscent of thymol
Taste: intense like the smell
Properties: antiseptic, balsamic, calming for coughs
Use: ideal with mature and spicy cheeses or to glaze roasts
Produced by Apicoltura Amodeo Carlo - Contrada Madonna Diana - Termini Imerese (PA) - Italy