Our heather honey beehives are located in the mountains of the Cycladic islands, where the heather – a beautiful small shrub that blooms in autumn – thrives. The Cyclades, a place of unparalleled natural beauty, is a miniature of Greece, with high mountains full of gorges, small rivers, running waters and thermal springs, valleys planted with vineyards, cypresses, oaks, fruit trees and olives.
All the Cycladic islands combine the arid stony landscape with lush vegetation and abundant waters, while being surrounded by the magnificent Aegean Sea. In this unique environment the heather blossoms from early autumn to late winter. Its flowers have striking colors with pink, purple and white hues, and it is an excellent bee-keeping plant. In fact, Dioscorides (the father of pharmacognosy) said that when bees visit the heather ‘Honey is worked by the great bees’.