Lavandula Stoechas 

The prime flower

 

Lavandula stoechas is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, occurring naturally in Mediterranean countries. 

During the summer, Mediterranean landscapes are resplendent with the blue hues of lavender fields. These plants of the genus Lavandula are develop in a wild state.With their colours and odours peculiar to each species, the flowers of the Portuguese Lavandula constitute a prime nectar source for honey bees. Organoleptically, this specificity will be very pronounced in the honeys.

 

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 Mestre Manuel Francisco

Bee Keeper

 

 

 

 Leonel Silva 

Bee Keeper

 

 

 

THE HIVE

We are a strategic company based in the south of Portugal, where the Alentejo and Algarve regions meet the Atlantic Ocean. The Mediterranean influence is there also as the Romans reached this ground and left their legacy.

THE BUSY BEES

OUR HIVES

Our Hives are strategically placed on non-polluted areas and are taken care by expert beekeepers hands most of them from various generation. The territory has various micro clime that are nowhere to be found elsewhere. 

Portuguese honey is unique in the world, because of the wide variety of flowers and trees that grow in Portugal that work like a micro clima. 

 

LAVANDULA HONEY

Lavandula stoechas is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, occurring naturally in Mediterranean countries. 

During the summer, Mediterranean landscapes are resplendent with the blue hues of lavender fields. These plants of the genus Lavandula are develop in a wild state.With their colours and odours peculiar to each species, the flowers of the Portuguese Lavandula constitute a prime nectar source for honey bees. Organoleptically, this specificity will be very pronounced in the honeys.

 

FOREST AND MOUNTAIN HONEY

In Portugal, forest honey comes from the holm oak, cork oak, oak trees and chestnut trees that produce honeydew from August to September. The honey can be harvested throughout the Peninsula except on the coastal areas.

It is a dark colour with a floral aroma with a typically malty, intense and rather persistent component.

It has a sweet taste with a hint of sourness when chestnut flowers are present.

Crystallization is variable. It has different characteristics depending on the area harvested, due to the incredible diversity of pollen.

 

HEATHER HONEY

It is produced in the rough mountainous grounds throughout the Peninsula, especially in Serra da Estrela, Gerês and other Northern mountains of Portugal. The honey is a red amber colour or darkish in colour with a slightly sour taste and little aroma. It also stands out for being a dense and viscous honey that crystallizes very quickly after packaging.

Heather honey is one of the less sweeter honeys but has many benefits for our health. Just like the darker honeys, heather honey has a great deal of minerals.

 

OUR FLOWERS

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