Product of New Zealand
Darker in colour, in comparison to industrial blossom honey, Honeydew honey contains complex sugars called Oligosaccharides and is higher in minerals and amino acids. Honeydew honey can taste of golden syrup and apple cider, sometimes with a woody aroma. This runny honey does not crystallise in cooler temperatures.
Sometimes called ‘Forest Honey’ or ‘Tree Honey’
Unlike floral honey collected by bees as pollen/nectar, Honeydew honey is collected by bees foraging for the sticky liquid produced by small insects feeding on the sap of trees. For this reason, it is sometimes called Forest Honey or Tree Honey. Honeydew is usually produced from trees (and is sometimes labelled with the source name), though the Honeydew may also be derived from grasses and other plants.
“Honeydew is a sugar-rich sticky liquid, secreted by aphids and some scale insects as they feed on plant sap. The sap continues to bleed after the insects have moved on leaving a white sugar crust called manna.” – Wikipedia
Honeydew is considered by some to be the “manna” described in the bible, the food used by the Israelites in the desert. If an aphid-covered branch is suddenly jostled, the released honeydew falls in a fine misty spray – as if from ‘heaven’.
Bee Product Warning:
Bee products may cause an allergic reaction in some people. Always test prior to usage. If irritation or swelling occurs, discontinue use immediately and contact your health care professional. This product is NOT recommended for Asthma or Allergy sufferers.
Ingredients: 100% Pure New Zealand Honeydew Honey
Quantity: 650g x 12 (jars) – KHH065
Quantity: 14kg (drum) – KHHB00