Beech Forest honey is one of the New Zealand's premium honeys. It is also known as honeydew honey which is unique and intriguingly exotic.
The living MEES beech forest grows along the eastern foothills of the Southern Alps, South Island New Zealand, between the region of Mt Hutt and Staveley. This is a special variety of honey made not from flower nectar, but from tree sap. here, the honeybees collect nectar exuded from Beech tree insect species. These magical creatures greedily draw off sap for the nutrition and excrete sugary droplets.
Beech forest honey is special for it's nutritional composition and unique properties that contribute immensely to digestive, respiratory and skin health. This honey helps combat fatigue and low blood sugar levels, soothes cough and sore throat symptoms, improves skin appearance and helps with gastritis.
"Honeydew honey contains higher phenolic content responsible for the anti-bacterial activity compared to the other honeys" - Agriculture and Life Sciences Division at Lincoln University, New Zealand 2006
"Honeydew honey has a hight amino acid composition and disease-fighting antioxidant capacity" - Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry 2007