Linden - Organic German Basswood Honey

Linden - Organic German Basswood Honey

Regular price $6.99
Main Floral Source: Linden (Tilia)


 The Honey

  •     Taste: Mint, fruity, melon
  •     Aroma: Floral, menthol
  •     Color: White
  •     Texture: Creamy
  •     Finish: Herbal, slightly bitter
  •     Harvest season: June and July
 
The medicinal properties of the linden tree have been known for centuries. Both linden blossom tea and the honey itself are great to treat cold symptoms. Linden flowers are used in numerous herbal teas and home remedies because of their benefits. They can have a calming effect on the nerves and can be used in nephropathy in case of restlessness.

The linden can, if adequately dosed, even help with colds and fevers of all kinds. Linden honey is suitable for treating cough and relieves them quite successfully.

 
The Plant

The bees always visit the lime-tree blossoms at their height of flowering. The honey gives it its typical taste, which is rounded off by a refreshing, slightly minty note.

The linden, the tree of poets and thinkers, exudes a magical fragrance that attracts honey bees until late in the evening. The honey gives it its typical taste, which is rounded off by a refreshing, slightly minty note. Under certain warm weather conditions, bees are also able to collect honeydew from the leaves of the linden so that the honey harvested in the late season can consist of both nectar and honeydew content. Early season Linden Honey has a white color. On the other hand, late-season Linden Honey has a somewhat brownish color with a greenish hue.

 
The Region


Brandenburg is located in the northeast of Germany, covering an area of 11,382 sq mi and has a population of 2.5 million residents. It is the fifth-largest German state by area and tenth-most populous. A total of 15 so-called large protected areas are designated in Brandenburg. They occupy about one-third of the state. Our Linden Honey comes from the area around Berlin, which is characterized by low-lying marshy woodlands with a mainly flat topography.
 
Brandenburg is considered the most water-rich federal state of Germany. There are over 3,000 naturally formed lakes, plus numerous artificial ponds, dredging lakes, and similar waters.

The Lower Oder Valley National Park is home to the kingfisher and the black-tailed owl, one of the most endangered songbirds in Europe. White storks breed on the roofs of the surrounding villages. Likewise, although very hidden, are also the very rare black storks to find, of which there are currently 3 to 5 breeding pairs. Rare bird species such as the lesser spotted eagle have also found a retreat there.

The meadows, which are flooded in winter, offer numerous migratory birds rest stops. Whooper swan belongs, corncrake, the ruff, and the black-tailed godwit are birds that can be observed in this region.

Wild boars, otters, beavers, wolves, raccoons, deer, red deer, and white-tailed eagles have settled in Brandenburg as enduring species.

 
This honey is:

  •     Certified Organic
  •     Raw
  •     Gluten-Free
  •     Natural
  •     No additives or flavoring
  •     Single-Origin