We are beekeepers who provide you honeydew honey, collated with secretion of basra insects from Calabrian Pine Forests and exceptionally beautiful, rich flora of İZMİR and CANAKKALE Peninsula.
In Seferihisar, Menderes and Biga regions with their unique nature in İZMİR and CANAKKALE Peninsula, we work with respect to natural cycle of bees by not imposing production stress in order to get limited quantity of honeydew honey, which is manufactured by 4 manufacturers, with over 20 years of experience and HONEST Beekeeping Principle.
The greatest present of Peninsula for us is Marchalina Hellenica! Or, the way we call it Basra Insect. It is seen only in Aegean Coats (90% in Turkey and the rest is in our neighbour Greek Islands) in the World.
They run wild on branches of Calabrian pines between August – October. These insects wrap pine branches with snow-white cottons and absorb sap of pine. Their only nutrition source is this sap. About 80% of pine sap is carbohydrate, 20% of it is protein. Basra insect uses the protein for its own nourishment, secretes the carbon hydrate compound.
Bees devour this carbohydrate containing particles, cause them to change in their bodies with enzymes and store them in honeycombs in hives.
Sap of a pine tree is refined in two different kinds of insects and then offered to us.
Pasteurisation causes enzymes and beneficial compounds in honey to vanish. We, as More Apiculture, put our honey in jars without damaging enzymes, proteins, vitamins and antioxidant materials in it, get it to you, the real owners of bee, at its most curative situation.
We, as More Apiculture manufacturers, do not blend honeys that we acquire. We offer you honey of our each colony from different locations as crude honey, by preserving the origin of the region completely.
We need beekeeping to be done under the light of science, together, hand in hand and with common sense will, not with rituals inherited by fathers or forefathers.
- The most important property of honeydew honey is that it can be kept for a long time without losing its texture and not being crystallised.
- Colour of honeydew honey is darker than that of flower honey.
- Sensorial properties of honeydew honey are different from those of flower honey.
- Honeydew honey has idiosyncratic smell, taste and colour.
- Glycose and fructose composition of honeydew is lower than that of flower honey. It is less sweet and does not leave a bitter taste in throat.
- Honeydew honey contains more enzyme, amino acid and mineral matter than flower honey. Yet, pollen content of flower honey is more.