250g / 450g
Wild thyme honey is probably the most popular cyprus honey. There are two types of thyme that is native to the cyprus. The Thymus capitatus and Thymus integer. Provide intense and aromatic flavour unique rare characteristics to our bee products, it to a wide range of culinary uses
Non-heated semi-mountainous thyme honey. does not accept any treatment to break down its physical composition
All of our products are certified by a laboratory and strictly follow the European requirements, as the excellent quality is the main driving principal of our company.
We perform strict quality control on every aspect of production to ensure that all of our bee products are 100% natural Cypriot products with guaranteed, unaltered quality and taste.
Bee Yellow we perform strict quality control for HMF (5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural) levels and DN (Diastase Number) levels are below, indicating very low levels of heating and fresh honey.
Limited edition products. Harvest Nectar (wildflower) honey is once per year, a april and is only 100 glass jars.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Storage of the Honey
The good practice of storing honey is ambient temperature (20-28 ° C). Lower storage temperatures favor crystallization of the product while higher (> 35 ° C) lead to color changes (darken).
Ηoney must also be stored away from sunlight.
Make sure that the glass bar is well sealed, if the metal lid is not closed properly, honey has the ability to absorb moisture and odors from the atmosphere. The bacteria do not grow easily in honey, as it contains very little water. However, if stored in uncleaned glass containers can be damaged.
When honey gets crystallized
Crystallization of honey is a natural process in which the glucose of honey precipitates, separates as a solid from the remaining liquid honey.
Over time honey can solidify and crystallize. It is a natural process that can occur either uniformly throughout the honey or unevenly, so honey is split into two, with the crystallized piece sitting on the bottom of the glass jar
Different varieties of honey will show the phenomenon at a different rate, while some very rarely can and will not.
More important is the ratio of glucose to moisture and the more glucose honey has, the faster it will crystallize.
The storage temperature at (<14 ° C) favors crystallization, while at 40 ° C degrees the honey retains fluid over a long period of time.
Expiration date of the honey
Generally, honey can be subjected to a series of physico-chemical changes that depend mainly on temperature (crystallization, change in organoleptic characteristics (aroma, color)). For practical reasons, the duration of the product is two – three years.
While excavating Egypt’s famous pyramids, archaeologists have found pots of honey in an ancient tomb.
The honey, dating back approximately 3,000 years, is the world’s oldest sample – and still perfectly edible.
The secret behind honey’s eternal shelf life is a range of factors. Hydrogen peroxide, acidity and lack of water work together to make this sticky substance last forever.
Source: Nnational Geographic
Why should I choose Bee Yellow ?
Our mission is to offer you strict specifications, premium packaging, Non-heated semi-mountainous, products conveniently.
When you choose to buy with bee yellow you not only support a independent producer, but you get to enjoy a delicious, artisan product from the better hives.
we aim to make every experience you have with us a positive one.
All honey is same ?
Honey carrying the trademark will be 100 per cent locally-produced from the nectar of Cyprus flowers, which beekeepers say verified through strict authenticity and quality checks carried out by the state.
Non-heated honey is that it contains nearly 30 types of bioactive plant compounds. These are called polyphenols, and they act as antioxidants
What is HMF (5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural) ?
Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is a decomposition product of fructose, formed slowly during storage and very quickly when honey is heated. HMF is generated by thermal decomposition of sugars and can be an indicator for the time of heating and storage of honey at high temperatures.
Good quality honey contains a small amount of HMF.
Not dangerous for human health, there is a European Union regulation of honey levels ≤40mg / kg
Bee Yellow a chemical check for HMF levels and are well below 9 mg/kg, indicating very fresh honey.
What is DN (Diastase Number) ?
The dimension is enzyme and honey should have a value greater than 8, with the exception of orange honey which should have a value> 3. The dimension decreases with heating and aging.
Is your honey pasteurized?
No it is not pasteurised, it is not heated any higher than would occur in the beehive, therefore will retaining its natural goodness.