Here: Sierra de Mariola National Park, Area of our Spanish Honeys
We founded The Art of Honey to share the incomparable pleasure of fresh honey that we have experienced in many countries. Compared to conventional supermarket honey, our selected varieties have flavor, deep aroma and a noticeable vitality that testifies to an untreated natural product. Few know that according to EU law every imported honey must be pasteurized, i.e. heated. This means that even honeys from supermarkets with the label BIO (mixture of EU and non-EU countries) have already lost their vital substances and are often an industrially produced mixture that has neither characteristic taste nor life in itself.
What you will find with us are lively, flavorful and unusual honeys – real powerhouses of nature!
With friends we run a guesthouse and yoga retreat center in Denía, Spain. That is why we travel there several times a year. The mountainous area between Alicante and Valencia offers the perfect conditions for beekeeping.
Also in Ukraine we have been running a center for yoga and mindfulness for 5 years. In Ukraine, we also decided to share our enthusiasm for honey and founded The Art of Honey. Ukraine has a breathtaking wild nature and vast forests and meadows which ensure an incomparably strong and fresh honey.
Our friend Andrew comes to Germany every month and brings us some of his delicious honeys. We met him in the beekeepers forum where there is a lively exchange about the practice of beekeeping. There are thousands of small beekeepers’ associations, forums and groups through which beekeepers exchange information regionally and nationally, exchange and sell bees and strains, and meet seasonally to taste honey.
Every January, members of the Honig team travel to India for an annual retreat at Mount Arunachala in the state of Tamil Nadu. The highlands are known for coffee and herbal plantations and one of the highlights of the trip is the selection of honeys we bring back from there each year such as Neem, Tulsi and Jungle Herbs.
Sri Lanka surprised us. We have never seen such expensive honey in stores. Since all natural products in Sri Lanka are very cheap by Western standards, the high price of honey made us curious. It slowly turned out that in Sri Lanka almost no conventional beekeeping is practiced but instead the honey is taken from wild bee colonies in the jungle. We were curious and phoned around until a group of locals’ took us to search for honey in the wilderness, despite the dangers of snakes, wild elephants, crocodiles and leopards. A small film was made there.
The Ambrosia Wild Bees Honey we sell exclusively to private customers and have only a very limited stock.
This year we had our first own honey harvest in Germany. On the banks of the Rhine in our garden, 40,000 bees buzzed around collecting golden nectar from thousands and thousands of Rhenish flowers.