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Las Obreras de Aliste CB – Spanish Artisan Honey believe that people deserve the consumption of healthy and natural products of integral quality, where the environment is respected and the rural environment is protected, by integrating ecological and social values, to contribute effectively to the sustainability of our planet.
We cooperate to achieve a society of responsible and critical people, who ask about the social and ecological conditions in which our honey has been made, and also the rest of the products and services that we can find in the market. Our objective is the ethical consumer, the one who exercises his freedom of choice valuing the fairest, most solidary and ecological options, and therefore, who purchases our honey based on these criteria and not only on strictly economic ones.
The certified quality of our artisanal honey, exclusively extracted from our apiaries and packaged in our small industry, is our sign of distinction that will be a visible sign of our commitment to safeguarding our essence of honey quality.
Presentation of our products of spring harvest honey and autumn harvest honey
From Las Obreras de Aliste CB we offer you a unique product, our honey, but with different flavors and textures depending on whether it is honey from the spring harvest or honey from the autumn harvest, our Honeydew Honey.
Labeling our honey distinguishing between the spring harvest and the autumn harvest, HoneyDew Honey, jar of 500 g
In both cases, the chemical analyses show similar nutritional values in the composition of the honey, where it differs in the color, the flavor and the texture that are a function of the source of the nectar of the flowering of each time of the year. The packaging of our honey is made in glass jars in two formats, with a net capacity of 1000 g and 500 g, and a gourmet jar of 280 g
Labeling Gourmet jar
In the UK we distribute our honey through “Sabor Zamorano Ltd”.
Our British label
Our Multifloral Honey
Taking into account existing regulatory standard on the labeling of honey in Spain, and the type of honey collected during June-July months, as well as the physical-chemical analyzes, carried out on samples of this type of honey, the Conclusion reached is that it is multifloral honey, as it has all the characteristics of this type of honey, also containing a high percentage of pollen in it, as we have been able to determine in the laboratory, given a large number of blooms and its staggering throughout the spring and summer months in this town, Gallegos del Campo. If you want to know these blooms, we show them to you in this link.
The spring harvest honey shows in light orange tones and develops an unmistakable range of flavors and floral aromas, more liquid, friendly. It is juicy, friendly and easy to take.
Our Spring harvest Honey
Nothing has been added to our honey, nor has anything been taken away from it. It is a honey that has not been filtered, is “raw honey, strain, but not filter” with the aim of maintaining the natural essence of honey from our Biosphere Reserve. With our raw honey, you can savor unique sensations.
Multifloral spring honey box ready to uncap and extract
Nobel laureate Karl von Frisch discovered that bees communicated with each other both the distance and the direction in which the flowers were to pollinate, as well as that they do not need a particular flower to collect their pollen and nectar, but rather visit hundreds of different flowers. Therefore, it is a pleasure for bees to spend their existence in the meadows of Gallegos del Campo.
Flower tapestry that gives us an idea of the biodiversity of the natural ecosystem of Gallegos del Campo from which nectar is extracted by Las Obreras de Aliste´bees
The tasting note for Las Obreras de Aliste multifloral honey that the sommelier Rigoberto Carceller sends us is a good example of what we offer you, which we do not want but to be a pleasure for all senses and in all senses.
Sommelier Rigoberto Carceller during the tasting of the spring honey from Las Obreras de Aliste CB
The summary of his tasting notes are as follows:
VIEW: Amber between yellow and orange, visually reminds me of Russian applesauce, clean and shiny honey, gives the impression of running between two densities, remarkably compact.
SMELL: Very subtle or faint smells, the quince predominates, even the grapefruit sweet, below the previous ones a note of beeswax which I perfectly recognize when constantly tasting it from my childhood, also the light aroma of jute sack.
MOUTH: Easy and prolonged passage with a certain unctuousness, without becoming cloying, obviously sweet but spectacularly acidic, which has made me a great discovery and personal pleasure, I think this noble acidity extends its range, even reminds me of pulpits of tamarind, Cuban tropical fruit, which in my opinion makes you salivate for a long time.
Our Honeydew Honey
Although there is no legal definition of Mountain Honey in Spain, also known as Honeydew Honey, it is commonly accepted that Mountain Honey is a mixture of that produced from the nectar of flowers, mainly chestnut, and the sugar solutions deposited on the leaves of trees and shrubs, in our case of oak, and which are caused by insect bites. This honey contains less sugar than multifloral honeys and contains a higher concentration of polyphenol, a compound that gives it a greater antioxidant capacity.
Presentation of our Honeydew Honey jar
According to Mielatos de España, the Supraautonomic Operational Group (GOS) created to promote and promote the extraordinary Spanish Honeydew Honeys, the honeydew honey, also called forest honey, is defined as natural food produced by bees in wooded areas of oak, chestnut, pine, fir, beech, hazel and other trees and shrubs.
Honeydew Honey from Las Obreras de Aliste during its packaging process
In Spain, the Honeydew Honey is produced in forested areas, mainly associated with mountain beekeeping.
Frames of Honeydew Honey, collected in autumn, ready to uncap and extract
The moisture in Honeydew Honey evaporates quickly, making it more likely that bees will collect it in the morning or afternoon, which is when we can see them working. The bees treat this honey as if they were nectar, so it is mixed with the nectar of the flowers to get our precious Honeydew Honey.
Honeydew in oak and bees working. Image taken in the Bocagundino Apiary
The autumn harvest honey is very well structured, with darker and deeper shades with a special luminosity resulting from the predominance of chestnut (according to the organoleptic analysis chestnut predominates with more than 60%), a higher density, more defined and pronounced flavors, which lead us to an intense sensory experience.
Sunset from the apiaries. In our honey, you can take home a piece of Aliste nature
The Nature that we have, its plants and flowers, are the best guarantee that we can provide. We invite you to know it.
We recommend that you take a teaspoon of our honey and take it to your mouth, leave it there for about twenty seconds and you can see how our honey warms in the mouth, are released flavors and sensations that will be easy to recognize.
The pleasure of savoring a healthy, natural and quality product
Whoever experiences the taste of our honey will enjoy a new world of sensations based on pleasure, quality and exclusivity.
Share sensations as a result of the different textures, aromas and flavors that we offer based on the incomparable honeys that we obtain throughout the year, with a single purpose, to provide those who are looking for quality an experience of delight and freshness as a result of a shared, synergistic work, fruit of the collaboration between our bees and our experience. Savouring our honey is an invitation to immerse yourself in a world of sensations that invites you to excite the senses.