The honeys of Tenerife have some unique characteristics, due to the great amount of microclimates of this island. Among the most outstanding characteristics, we have the following:
a) Honeys from Tenerife:
In Tenerife we have a great variety of monofloral honeys. Among the most common varieties, we have the following:
These are the varieties, but depending on the climatology of each year, we will have one or the other.
b) Climatology of Teide
Tenerife, due to its enormous climatic diversity, as we pass from a coastal climate to a high altitude climate. In addition, it is home to a large number of microclimates where an enormous multitude of different plants develop. For this reason there is a great diversity of monofloral honeys here.
Tenerife is home to the great Teide volcano and the mountain ranges that run through all the Canary Islands. These high reliefs contain the highest peak in Spain, 3718 meters above sea level.
These geographical features and great variations in height cause enormous contrasts in temperature and different climates within the same island. Here we find from a desert climate in the coastal area, subtropical climates in the foothills of the mountains to volcanic landscapes in the volcanic cone of the volcano. In this last zone is the Teide National Park.
This wide range of climates and the protection of these passages by the Teide National Park, provides magnificent conditions for the development of beekeeping. As a consequence, unique honeys are obtained which are protected by the Honey of Tenerife Denomination of Origin.
Among the monofloral honeys that we can supply, these are the following. We cannot supply the same honeys every year.
Multi-flower honey: The multi-flower honey of the Teide is different every year, according to the blossoms that the bees have pollinated. For this reason, this honey will vary each year in color, aroma and sensations in the mouth.
Tajinaste Honey: Tajinaste honey has a very light amber colour and is normally crystallised. Its floral aroma is not very intense with aromatic-balsamic nuances of medium persistence, with a creamy consistency.
2. Where to buy honey from Tenerife?
Tenerife honey is difficult to find, as it is difficult to bring to the peninsula by customs and tariffs. Therefore, there are very few shops that bother and bring these honeys so spectacular and unique.
However, in our shop in Las Rozas in Madrid you have at your disposal Tenerife honey.
3. Price of honey from Tenerife
The price of honey from Tenerife is usually much higher than the rest of the honeys from Spain. There are two main reasons for this.
Firstly, honey from Tenerife is in great demand and its production is very scarce, which has the effect of increasing its price.
Another reason for higher prices is due to customs problems. Since the Canary Islands are part of the Spanish territory, it is not easy to bring them to the peninsula, as they have to go through customs clearance and high over-added costs.