Unique to New Zealand, this honey comes from the ancient black beech forests of the South Island Southern Alps.
Forests of these trees attract aphids which feed on their bark. These aphids secrete a sugar-like substance on to the trees which sparkles in the sunlight (hence ‘honey’ dew).
This substance is in turn collected by bees and crafted into a unique and totally organic honey. From beginning to end the creation of honeydew honey requires the soil of ancient New Zealand forests, black beech trees, and the tireless work of two species of insects, culminating in an absolutely spectacular end product.
Unlike other honeys, this honey does not crystallize so there is no need for us to cream it. Its ability to remain liquid and runny makes this honey great for storing in the cupboard. Honey dew honey will remain a pure liquid even after years of storage.
The sweet, yet subtle flavour of honey dew honey is slightly tangy with a touch of zest. Use this honey in your cooking. It is especially lovely as a meat glaze or marinade. It is also great as a substitute for maple syrup due to its consistency and smooth taste.