Heather Honey 12x500g Polline d'Oro

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Heather Honey 12x500g 

Organoleptic characteristics:

cloudy even when it is liquid, it crystallizes quickly. It has a dark amber colour with reddish reflections when it is liquid, and brown-orange when crystallized. Smell and taste are moderately intense, persistent in the mouth.

Heather honey can be combined with seasoned and spicy cheeses, and as "table" honey, tasted in purity, it does not give a quick sense of satiety like other kinds of honey.

Heather as a plant

Heather (Calluna vulgaris) also called Scotch heather or ling is a widespread plant in the Mediterranean areas, it is part of the Ericaceae family and includes 700 species. The characteristic of the plant is to always be green, with particular fa-shaped leaves. In the fall or spring, America produces a dense number of perfect flowers for the production of heather honey. The flowers have the typical bell-shaped shape and are of various colours: pink, purple or white.

The young juicy shoots and the seeds of heather are the principal food of the red grouse (Lagopus scoticus)

Artisanal Honey by Polline d'Oro 

Polline d'Oro - Company description:

Artisan beekeeper Simone Pozzi is the owner of "Polline d’Oro", a small company in the municipality of Lerma, in Alessandria province (piedmont, Italy.

Simone is a former monk who, during his stay in several monasteries, has practised hours of work in the care of their crops, thus inheriting from his confreres the passion and respect for nature.

He has been producing for over 10 years. Its apiaries are located on the Piedmontese Apennines, on the border with Liguria, in an uncontaminated expanse, far from factories, conventional crops and urbanized areas, thus meeting the well-being of its bees that can feed on the nectar of a high variety of plants. Just the perfect location to make artisanal honey. 

We are located exactly in the municipality of Lerma, in the province of Alessandria, Piedmont.

The production of honey takes place in full respect of its bees, their rhythms and the coincidence between the flowering of the plants (and therefore the availability of pollen) and the climatic conditions. This means that his is not a standard production like industrial production, but is the result of the occurrence and coincidence of these conditions. Such as difficult-to-produce cherry honey, as temperatures are very low at the moment of cherry blossom and this causes difficulty for the bees to get out of the hive. This makes its product rare and precious.

In January 2021, the conversion into organic production certified by the ICEA control body will be made official.

Simone produces:

  • honey from cherry, chestnut, honeydew, wildflower and heather;
  • flavoured honey like acacia with chilli pepper, wildflower with whole saffron pistils, rhododendron;
  • pistachio saffron;
  • flake propolis;
  • Royal jelly.
  • Chestnut pollen

The stock varies according to the conditions mentioned above and the natural succession of climatic impediments.

More Information
Weight 6.0000
Length 22.0000
Width 25.0000
Height 17.0000
Region Piemonte
Province Alessandria
City Lerma
Altitude (meters above sea level) 400
Type of Honey ERICA
Apis mellifera subspecies Apis mellifera ligustica
Ingredients Heather honey
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