Pine honey is a type of honeydew honey produced by honeybees that collect honeydew (sugary secretions) from a scale insect species, Marchalina hellenica, that lives on the sap of certain pine trees. Honeybees collect these excudates and turn them into honey in the hive.
More than 90% of the world’s pine honey comes from Turkey, in the Mugla province in the South Aegean region. Turkish Pine Honey is a sweet and caramel honey, with a resinous fragrance and dark amber colour. It has been praised for innumerable benefits to our health, through its anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Product of Turkey