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. Τhe Cycladic islands combine the arid landscape with lush vegetation and abundant waters, while they are surrounded by the magnificent Aegean Sea. In this unique environment the heather blossoms from early autumn to late winter. Its flowers have striking colours with pink, purple and white hues. The heather is an excellent bee-keeping plant – Dioscorides’ phrase about the bees that drill the heather is characteristic, ‘honey is worked by the great bees’.