Sicilian Black Bee Honey
Sicilian Black Bee honey is a Sicilian nectar that became a Slow Food Presidium thanks to the beekeeper Carlo Amodeo. In fact, he has avoided the extinction of the Sicilian Black Bee, a subspecies of the African black bee with respect to which it is more docile, and has promoted the reintroduction of this precious species in those areas of western Sicily where there is less possibility of contamination of the honey. It is cold and hand extracted. It is a precious honey for its high content of polyphenols, antioxidants, antibacterial and antifungal substances not found in other types of honey.
The Sicilian Black Bee Orange Honey is a Slow Food Presidium. Also known as orange blossom honey, orange honey is a very fragrant spring honey, one of the most popular table honeys. It is indicated for those suffering from insomnia for its sedative properties and is also an excellent healing agent for ulcers.
The Sicilian Black Bee Wildflower Honey is a Slow Food Presidium. Produced in several areas of Sicily, it is a widespread honey especially in the Nebrodi Mountains, an area rich in citrus fruits and botanicals typical of the Mediterranean maquis. In addition to being an excellent sweetener, wildflower honey is a Sicilian nectar suitable for flu thanks to its antibacterial properties.
The Sicilian Black Bee Acacia Honey is a Slow Food Presidium. It is a very sweet and delicate spring honey, with a straw yellow color. Highly digestible, it is sought after by diabetics because its sugar content is mainly due to fructose and therefore does not require insulin for its metabolization. It is also recommended for children.
The Sicilian Black Bee Chestnut Honey is a Slow Food Presidium. Rich in mineral salts and with an intense flavor with a bitter aftertaste, chestnut honey is recommended for children and the elderly and for those suffering from anemia as it is rich in iron. It has disinfectant properties for the urinary tract and is suitable for diabetics because its sugar content is mainly due to fructose.
Slow Food Presidium, Sicilian Black Bee Eucalyptus Honey is a summer honey with balsamic and disinfectant properties. It is widely used to treat coughs, colds and laryngeal pharyngeal infections. It is a sweetly aromatic and balsamic honey. Eucalyptus honey can have a strong woody aftertaste but this version has a beautifully rounded mellow flavour with a subtle complex finish. Dark amber when warm and sets to a thick fine crystalline structure when cold.
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.
Slow Food Presidium, Sulla Honey takes its name from the pollination of Sulla (Hedysarium coronarium), a perennial herbaceous plant, typical of the Mediterranean, belonging to legumes. It is a spring honey of Sicilian Black Bee. It has laxative and diuretic properties and is restorative and energizing. It is ideal for sportsmen and children.
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.
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.
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.
Astragalus Nebrodensis Black Bee honey is a Slow Food Presidium. It is a very rare mountain summer honey. Astragalus Nebrodensis is a plant of the Sicilian endemic flora located at about 1800 m above sea level. It has a thorny shrub and belongs to the Fabaceae family. The nectar produced is suitable for children because it has a very pleasant taste and strengthening properties. It is an excellent sweetener.
Sicilian Black Bee Asphodel Honey is a Slow Food honey. It is a rare nectar with restorative, antibacterial and healing properties. It is suitable for children because it has a very pleasant taste without a strong aftertaste.
The Health box offers Orange, Cardo, Sulla and Eucalyptus honeys.
The Sport box offers Dill, Millefiori, Almond and Asphodel honeys.
All types of honey are cold extracted and keep their individual properties unaltered. Their excellent quality and rarity have ensured that they have been recognized as a Slow Food Presidium.
The Sicilian Black Bee Dill Honey is a Slow Food Presidium. It is a summer honey produced in Sicily from an aromatic plant with a smell similar to fennel. Thanks to its digestive and antispasmodic properties, dill honey is a Sicilian nectar suitable for intestinal inflammation. Very rich in mineral salts, it is also a powerful natural antibacterial.
The Carob Honey from Sicilian Black Bees is a Slow Food Presidium. Produced in Sicily, it is a rare honey with limited quantities because it is a winter honey. Carob honey, like all winter honeys, is richer in antioxidants and polyphenols than other honeys. Crystallizing quickly, it takes on an almost creamy consistency similar to a toffee to slowly melt in the mouth. In addition to its diuretic and anti-anaemic properties, Sicilian black bee carob honey is a Sicilian nectar recommended for smokers because it is an excellent antiseptic for the respiratory tract.
The Sicilian Black Bee Mandarin Honey is a Slow Food Presidium. Produced in Sicily, in the Palermo area, it is a very fragrant spring honey. Mandarin honey, like all spring honeys, is a delicate honey with a very pleasant aroma. Ciaculli Late Mandarin Honey from Ape Nera Sicula is a Sicilian nectar recommended for its calming properties.