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What is forest honey?

Forest honey is produced by bees from oak, holm oak and cork oak forests. Actually, it is considered honeydew, honeydew or honeydew, since it is not made with the nectar of flowers but from the sugary solutions that bees collect from the leaves of the trees. 

For this reason, bees continue to make honey when most of the flowers have bloomed, that is, until late August or early fall.

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Characteristics of forest honey

Generally, honey has a dark amber color, although depending on the variety of honeydew, its color may change. Likewise, its flavor is strong, a little sweet and with salty notes; so it is less sweet than other varieties of honey. 

On the other hand, regarding the aroma of forest honey, it is characterized by being floral, malty and very intense. 

Is there forest honey all year round?

Unlike other types of honey, Forest Honey is a field honey and cannot be obtained during a good part of the year. 

In Maes Honey we collect and sell forest honey only during the period from October to December and it is not marketed again until the following season, so it is a seasonal food product. 

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Properties of forest honey

Depending on its composition and the way it is made, the properties of forest honey can vary. Still, the truth is that this honey has multiple health benefits, which is why many doctors increasingly prescribe its consumption.

Forest honey is characterized by having more antioxidant properties and benefits than other honeys. Therefore, its consumption is recommended to people with a deficiency of iron or other minerals, lung problems and even bronchitis. 

Consumption of forest honey

Its consumption is indicated to strengthen the body against diseases such as anemia, stress or physical and mental efforts. This is mainly due to the fact that honeydew has many vitamins and minerals, such as potassium and magnesium. 

On the other hand, within the world of sports this product is widely consumed, since it provides large doses of energy to athletes. Forest honey is an excellent complement to the diet of an athlete.

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Honey export

MAES Honey is a honey manufacturing company with more than 100 years of experience. As of today, we are the main packer and exporter of honey in Spain, producing 72 tons of honey daily and a total of 15,000 tons per year.

Likewise, Maes Honey exports honey to more than 35 countries on 5 continents, in which we export 80% of the annual honey production. 

In order to carry out all this production, we have the most modern industrial plant in Europe, which allows us to produce products with the highest quality certificates, such as IFS BRC, Kosher, FDA and Halal.

On the other hand, all our brands have great added value and are known worldwide: Honey Bees, Honey Bonapi and Honey My Beehives. 


Since our beginnings in 1910, continuous work, enthusiasm and product care have been essential elements that have allowed us converting our small family business into one of the largest international beekeeping productions, which has allowed us to distribute Spanish honey all over the world.

If you want to know more about MAES HONEY products, their export and distribution, you can contact us through the following form.

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