Mountain honey is collected by bees at high altitudes above sea level, where the flora is different from the flora found in prairies, forests or riverbanks at elevations close to sea level. Organic mountain honey does not come from flowers. Mountain honey are usually less sweet than honeys from flower nectar. Organic mountain honey contains a higher concentration of polyphenol, a compound that gives it greater antioxidant capacity. Mountain honey differs from forest honey because forest honey contains flower nectar. The color of organic mountain honey is dark amber, almost black when it is liquid with at least 90mm on the Pfund scale. The dark color is provided to mountain honey by small amounts of minerals such as manganese, zinc, iron or copper. It crystallizes very slowly, taking months.
HIGH MOUNTAIN HONEY
Once the hive boxes are full of honey, which we can see by looking at each frame in the box. If there is a wax seal on the frame that means it is full and ready to me harvested. The beekeeper then carefully removes the bees and transports the hive boxes to the extraction facility.
Our Customers' Reviews
David's Raw Organic Mountain Honey has a lovely, mild caramel foretaste, which opens into a tropical floral aroma and finishes by settling into a slight burnt sugar bitterness. Finishes with an aftertaste reminiscent of black tea tannin. This particular mountain honey has a small amount of organic propolis mixed in, which gives it an extra antibacterial kick. The flavour of this mixture is reminiscent of the sour notes present in black bread and very dark beers. It also reminds us of the strong, fruity flavours of fruit liqueurs. Colour: This mountain honey is a beautiful dark amber colour, which shows a deep orange in the light. These honeys are all produced at altitudes of over m above sea level. Mountain honey facts: Bees kept at higher altitudes will have a much shorter period of time within which to gather nectar and make honey before the seasons change.
Mountain honey comes directly from the heart of the Carpathian Mountains, where producing raw honey is a millennial traditional, way of life. People put their hearts and souls into honey making, beekeepers talk to their bees and Carpathian flora establishes a great natural context for honey producers. When it comes to crystallization, honey crystals can be finer depending on the type of honey glucose content. The constant factor of mountain honey is its light or dark amber shade.