Honey of a thousand flowers or multi floral is a natural product that has been elaborated in the stomach of the bees from the nectar of numerous flowers and honeydew of the trees. ¡Top quality honeys that will help you to strengthen your health!.
Selection of multi-flower honeys or thousand flowers of the highest quality from Spanish beekeepers who are committed to quality and environmental care.
Our raw honey of a thousand flowers
Benefits and properties
Frequently asked questions
Summary: The thousand-flower honeys have a varied and not predominant floral origin. Therefore, their aroma and taste varies in each jar. Nevertheless, they are top quality honeys from Spanish growers who are committed to quality. They are also available in your shop in Las Rozas de Madrid.
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1. Our raw honey of a thousand flowers
Firstly, we show you the most important characteristics of honeyof a thousand flowers or multiflowers:
First of all, the raw honey of a thousand flowers has no fixed color. In addition this varies depending on the year and the zone, because it depends on the flora that proceeds. Also, it usually comes from some source with myelates, so it often takes darker colors.
The aroma of this honey stands out for its powerful and forceful taste with floral notes. When savouring these types of honey, it produces sweet sensations with light acid or salty notes.
Video 1: Forests and meadows of Spain
c) Not homogenized
Our honeys come from a single source. We do not mix honeys from different origins.
d) Flowering and harvesting
Therefore, this honey does not have a single source, unlike single-flower honeys. That is to say, the honey that has been elaborated from numerous natural sources, without being any of them predominant. For this reason, the honey from my flowers or multifloral is collected throughout the entire productive period of the bees, from spring to autumn.
Our honey of a thousand flowers has nothing to do with the honey of Mercadona or hacendado. Our honey has much more flavor and aroma. Therefore, it is a real honey.
Video 2: Our thousand-flower honeys
e) Differences between thousand-flower and mountain honey
Thousand flower honey is harvested in June and July. Unlike the mountain honeys that are harvested in the following months. These honeys can have very dark colors and similar to the naked eye, but their taste, aroma and characteristics are totally different.
Multi-flower honey comes mostly from flower nectars. Mountain honey, on the other hand, has a high mineral content because it comes from the honeyates of trees and shrubs.
Photo 1: Wild flowers
The same colour in multi-flower honeys is due to the nectars and pollen of the flowers collected by bees. The chestnut and blackberry give very dark tones to the honeys.
Another characteristic that differentiates the thousand flower honeys from the mountain honeys is their electrical conductivity. The higher the electrical conductivity, the higher the mineral content and the less sweet. The mountain has an electrical conductivity always much higher than that of a thousand flowers.
f) Types of mutifloral honeys
The variety of multi-flower honeys in Spain is infinite, as it will depend on the type of flowers from which it comes, which in Spain to hundreds of melliferous flowers and the area of Spain.
For this reason, you can find in our order honeys with a thousand different flowers, even if they are of the same brand. We only offer you what comes from the purity of nature.
g) Destination population
Furthermore, the honey of a thousand flowers is intended for the entire public. Although its consumption is not recommended to children under 2 years.
h) Preferred consumption
After two years, it should not exceed 40 mg/Kg MHF.
Foto 2: Flores silvestres
i) Ecological or conventional
In our shop we have at your disposal both organic and conventional thousand-flower honey, all of which have passed the strictest quality controls.
j) Committed to the environment and rural development
Also. all the beekeepers we work with are committed to the care of the environment and rural development.
k) Gift of nature
In addition, honey is a gift of nature, since it is obtained without any living being suffering. A gift that gives us health and sweetens our desserts and breakfasts.
2. Benefits and properties
The honey of a thousand flowers is a natural product that bring benefits to our health. Benefits that have been taken advantage of hundreds of generations. These benefits are due to two fundamental reasons.
Firstly, honey has a high sugar content and enzymes. Secondly, it has many beneficial components from the nectar of the various flowers and myelates of the trees.
Photo 3: Daisies
Although these effects are not patented that brings us the honey. We can say the following following following references from researchers and popular culture:
Constipation and sore throat. According to these sources, any type of quality honey helps against these discomforts.
However, the honey of a thousand flowers not having a constant composition, we can not indicate specific characteristics. Since they are going to depend on the type of floras the contributions that us of this honey.
What is clear is that honey is a natural product. As a natural product, it will always be one of the healthiest sweeteners we have.
Thousand-flower honey is ideal for those who are not looking for specific flavours of a honey, as it comes from several flowers, it does not have a marked and unique taste.
It also combines very well with the following products:
Toast, infusions and with coffee.
The great chefs usually use honey to combine with cured cheeses, fruits such as bananas and as an ingredient in the preparation of ice cream.
In short, a honey as good as the rest and ideal for all uses as a sugar substitute.
Honey of a thousand flowers usually crystallizes fairly quickly, but this depends entirely on its natural sources. If the honey is darker, it will crystallize very slowly. Also, its aroma and color will vary each year and in each region.
We have visited all our beekeepers in order to ensure the honesty and quality of what we sell. Of all the beekeepers we have selected, we currently work with four that offer us honey from a thousand flowers:
Las Obreras de Aliste
Organic and no organic
Denomination of origin
Table 1: Different quality beekeepers we have selected.
Next we show you a video of the apiary of the Obreras de Aliste
Video 3: Zamora’s field
6. Frequently asked questions
In addition, we show you frequently asked questions:
a) Why is the honey of a thousand flowers the cheapest?
Many people have also asked me this question, suspecting that this honey could be of lower quality than the rest. However, this honey is of the same quality. The reasons why these honeys are sold at a lower price are the following:
More common honey and greater supply: As the honey is produced more and the most common, its price is lower.
Lower margins: It is also true that as there is more demand, we lower the price of it, and as a result its price is considerably lower than the rest.
Finally, we want to show you also some more specific information about the honeys we sell. For this reason, we are going to indicate the chemical analyses of the honeys we sell.
b) Is it worse or better honey than others?
Sometimes it is believed, that because it is a cheaper honey, it is of worse quality. However, this is not so, if the honey is of quality, its properties are as good as others.
c) Is thousand-flower honey the same as bee honey?
There are several terms for bee honey. Thousand-flower honey would be a variety of bee honey. By variety we mean the source from which the bees get their honey.
d) Why are there jars with different colours?
The honey we sell is pure and without any kind of manipulation. Furthermore, depending on the year and season of each beehive, each honey is different, so each jar will have a different colour.
e) What is its composition?
Below we show you a chemical analysis of the honey by Antonio Simon de mil flores carried out in 2019. We will be updating the data sheets every year.
f) What is the texture of these multi-flower honeys?
The texture of each multi-flower honey is different. In my experience, those from Rancho Cortesano have a very pleasant texture. The rest are sometimes liquid or sometimes solid, but without a creamy texture.
f) Is it pure bee honey?
Honey should refer only to the product made by bees from the nectar or mielatos of plants. However, many other qualifiers are added to differentiate it from manipulated honeys and other substitutes. Therefore, we could call this honey pure bee honey.
In short, all we sell is raw or pure honey of the highest quality.
g) Does thousand-blossom honey expire?
All honeys, as well as multi-flower honeys, do not expire, but rather have a date of consumption that comes from. The best-before date is the date from which the honey may lose some of its properties. However, honeys have been found in the pyramids of Egypt that are thousands of years old and were in perfect condition. Therefore, if the honey is well preserved, nothing happens to it that has exceeded its best-before date.
Photo: Operculated honeycomb
h) Is it worth paying a little more for an artisan honey or is it the same as buying it from Amazon, Mercadona, el Corte Inglés or Carrefour?
We assure you that the honey we sell is Spanish honey of the highest quality. We have visited all our beekeepers to be sure that they provide us with quality honey without any additives or pasteurization.
i) Differences between multi-flower and single-flower honey
Single-flower honey comes mainly from one type of flower, while multi-flower honey comes from numerous floral sources.
j) Do you sell it in bulk?
We can supply it in 5 kg plastic jars.
“Finally, if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Consequently, we will be happy to help you”.