11 Natural Turkish Honey Varieties

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Turkey's Sweet Gold

Turkey has more beehives per acre than any other country in Europe, and Turkish honey is considered one of the best in the world. The vast majority of honey production involves pine honey, flower honey and highland honey.

Flower Honey

Flower honey is made from nectar collected directly from a variety of flowers by bees. It is generally produced in all regions of Turkey. Flower honey obtained from wildflowers at high altitudes in the Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia regions has a unique flavour. It is extraordinarily rich in nutrients and beneficial. Flower honey, which is the most popular and widespread variety found in our country, is also an integral part of the classic Turkish breakfast.

Pine Honeydew Honey

Pine honey is a type of honeydew honey. It is produced mostly in Turkey's southern Aegean and western Mediterranean regions. It is a sweet and spicy honey, with some woody notes, a resinous fragrance and dark amber colour. Almost all of the pine honey in the world comes from Turkey. Pine honey is excellent for respiratory conditions and anemia.

Chestnut Honey

Chestnut honey is a monofloral honey with a dark colour and strong bitter flavour, collected by bees from the nectar of flowers on chestnut trees. It is known as one of the best dark honey in the world and is mainly produced in the Black Sea region of Turkey, where chestnut forests are dense. Chestnut honey has an important place in terms of human health, especially with its high antioxidant power.

Thyme Honey

A delicious gift of nature, thyme honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from the flowers of the thyme plant. It is found more in the Aegean region of Turkey. The most famous thyme honey with its natural and pure taste is produced in Datca. Harvested in June, it has a distinctly strong and pleasant aroma.

Citrus Honey

Citrus honey is probably the most aromatic of all honeys in Turkey. Honey bees turn the nectar they collect from the citrus-scented flowers of the Mediterranean into honey. Citrus honey contains a high amount of vitamin C, has a perfume-like flavour and scent. It improves sleep, decreases the effects of alcohol intoxication and has beneficial role for common intestinal problems.

Sunflower Honey

Sunflower honey, which is lighter in both colour and taste, is produced in Turkey's Thrace region. It is recommended for stomach intestine conditions, lung and kidney diseases, and especially for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

Lavender Honey

Lavender honey is a premium monofloral honey. It is an aromatic, pleasant and fruity honey with floral notes. This rare honey is primarily produced in Isparta and Burdur provinces of western Anatolia. Harvest season is June.

Anzer Honey

Anzer honey is produced from the nectar of indigenous highland flowers in the Anzer Plateau of Rize province. This honey is famous its specific geographical origin and reputation. It is the best of the flower honey varieties and is an extremely rare but highly sought-after honey.

Karakovan Honey

Organic honey, it is called karakovan honey in Turkish. Its beehive is free of additives.

Mad Honey

Mad honey, which is called deli bal in Turkish, is unfortunately famous for its negative effects when consumed in excess. This unique honey is only produced in two places in the world; the Kackar Mountains in Turkey and in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Acacia Honey

Acacia honey is a rare and highly valued honey in Turkey. It is produced from the nectar of acacia trees in the Kackar Mountains of Artvin. The light and transparent colour attests to the high quality of this monofloral honey.

Turkey's Sweet Gold
Glass of Honey and Wildflowers