The thyme plant (Thymbra capitata) is a small aromatic, Mediterranean shrub. To cope with adverse conditions, thyme produces fragrances and many other important protective substances, useful not only for the plant, but also for us. At Symbeeosis we collect thyme honey from the thyme-filled hills of Andros as thyme is an emblematic herb of the island. The arid landscape of Andros enhances the aromatic and flavorful characteristics of the honey. Our beehives are placed in areas with native herbaceous vegetation (or organic crops) necessary for the proper nutrition of the bee. At the same time, we ensure high bioactivity of honey by applying beekeeping practices that meet the highest standards of sustainable and environmentally friendly processes.
Why organic honey
Organic honey is rich in nutrients as it contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients that can benefit our health.
The production of organic honey requires the use of organic farming methods. This means that no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are used at all. Thus, its production does not harm the environment and even serves to reduce soil and water pollution. Organic beehives collect the nectar of the flowers and the honeydew, without coming into contact with antibiotics often used in conventional beehives. Organic honey is therefore completely free of chemical residues that may be found in conventional honeys.
Overall, choosing organic Greek honey helps protect the environment, promotes our health and supports the local economy. It is an excellent choice for our daily diet.