Organic honey. is the same honey produced by bees, but from nectar and honeydew from organic crops and fields. In addition, it must be certified by an organic certifying body, the CAEE. For this reason, this honey undergoes higher quality controls than the rest of the conventional honeys.
One of the products that we can buy and can have rest of agrochemicals, is honey. For this reason, we must always consume organic honey.
Firstly, organic honey is free of any chemical and antibiotic products that could be found in small traces in conventional honeys. Furthermore, organic honeys are subject to stricter controls by official certification bodies, in accordance with national and European regulations.
More important, whether the honey is organic or not, is that the honey is of quality and not pasteurised, that is to say, we must buy raw honey of the year. As a consequence, we must also ensure that it is organic, that honey has not been pasteurised or mixed with other substitutes.
In short, we can say that it is very important to bear in mind that the honey is organic, but that it is well preserved and as natural as possible.
3. Our variety of organic and raw honeys in Madrid
All our honeys that we offer in our business have been obtained by small beekeepers from Spain and Europe. We have chosen all our beekeepers because they are great lovers of nature and beekeeping.
We can assure this, since we have visited all the beekeepers. We can therefore ensure the quality of our honey. However, organic honey is subject to higher and more stringent quality controls.
In conventional honeys we have a much wider range. However, in organic honey we can offer you the following beekeepers:
This beekeeper is located in the province of Madrid. He has at his disposal honey from heather, cantueso, chestnut, eucalyptus arbutus, multifloral, oak, rosemary and thyme.
Antonio Simón Honey Awards:
Antonio Simón’s honey is also one of the most awarded at a national level. Among the most important awards, we can highlight:
Winner of the first prize for dark honey in 2018. Navacerrada Town Hall
Winner of the first prize for dark honey in 2018. Council of Navacerrada
Winner of the XVII honey of Madrid. Winner of the first prize for dark honey.
These are some of the prizes he has won in recent years.
Corporate video of Antonio Simón
Beekeeper located in the province of Cadiz and has placed all its bees in the Natural Park of Sierra de Grazalema and in the Natural Park of Alcornocales. He offers us the honeys of orange blossom, heather, strawberry tree, oak and thyme.
Finally, if you are an ecological beekeeper and can offer us something different and of quality, please contact us to add your honeys.
Rancho Cortesano Honey Awards and Stamps
Ranch Cortesano honey has the following quality seals:
Natural Park Mark
It is also a winner of prestigious grand prizes, such as:
First prize for organic holm oak honey in the “2017 Expomiel Competition”.
Next we show you a video about this cooperative
4. Properties of ecological honeys
The properties of organic honeys will be the same as conventional honeys. However, traces of insecticides and other agrochemicals should be non-existent.
Also, when we talk about properties, we are talking about a popular wisdom and demonstrated by the experience of generations. Because the properties of a product can only be demonstrated by a pharmaceutical company, and honey is not a medicine.
Honey is a natural product that due to its characteristics of its composition and its components, will provide our health a series of benefits. Benefits that have today are widely used when people have throat infections and other discomforts.
Also, people who know this product also use this fantastic natural product in the making of creams. Like pharmaceutical companies promoting their products for their content of honey, propolis and royal jelly.
5. Price of organic honey
Organic honey usually has a slightly higher price than conventional honey, because the costs of production, care are higher. Also, by not using chemicals, parasites and diseases can get out of control. For this reason, production losses can be greater than in conventional honey.
6. Where can I buy organic honey?
Organic honey is becoming easier to find. Another thing is that it is of quality. Among the places you can find it, we have the following:
Specialized honey shops: Specialized shops such as Cortijuelo San Benito will always find quality organic honey.
Big supermarkets Lidl, Aldi, Mercadona, Carrefour, El Corte Ingles. In these large supermarkets they always have organic honeys, but with dubious and pasteurised origins.
Gourmet shops: A gourmet shop should never be without organic honey. Even if they don’t have a great variety of honeys, some of them should.