Honey is a valuable food source of the plant origin. The bees prepare it with gathering nectar or honey dew on plants, they add the secretion of their own glands then thicken everything together and after that they preserve it in the covered cells of the combs.
The honey contains approximately 40% of fruit sugar (fructose), 34% of grape sugar (glucose), 1-4% of other sugars, 17.7% of water and 5.3% of other ingredients such as vitamins (especially vitamin C), nitrogen compounds, minerals and attractants. These last few ingredients give specific properties to various kinds of floral and forest honey.
Honey is a type of food and medicine. It can be used without any culinary preparations and it has an extraordinary taste favoured by almost everyone. It can be eaten as an individual dish or in combination with different food as a drink or spread.
Honey can also be used for baking.
We recommend you to purchase quality honey, preferably one that originates near your home. It is the best if you purchase Slovenian honey directly at the beekeepers home. Due to the diverse landscaping Slovenia is a true treasure for various kinds of honey. The most known are; floral honey, chestnut honey, acacia honey, forest honey, spruce honey and silver fir honey.