Thyme honey begins as nectar collected by the bees, as they forage from flower to flower. They use their long, tubelike tongues to suck the nectar out of the flowers, which is stored in their stomachs and carried to the beehive. While inside the bee’s stomach the nectar mixes with the proteins and enzymes produced by the bees, converting it into honey.
The bees return to their bee hive, they drop the honey into the beeswax comb and fan their wings over each cell to evaporate and thicken the honey. Finally they cap the honeycomb with wax and move on to the next empty comb, starting all over again.
The flowering season starts in the seaside areas first in early June. We move our hive to the coastal areas of eastern area of Sitia Crete. We searching for the best thyme fields in Sitia, Papadiokampos, Toplou, Palaikastro, Chiona, Kato Zakro, Goudouras and many others places. After the seaside areas we move on the highest mountain of the region of the Lasithi area until August. We move our hives to follow the flower, harvesting as each site as it fills with honey these tactic is very. ……….