Ilía Honey

Wild Forest and Thyme Honey16 fl. oz
I come from the roaming hives of Vordonia, where bees forage wild thyme and the forests that cover the mountainside. My name ILÍA means “From the Sun” which sustains the herbs and forest together on the mountain.
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  • Details

      I come from the roaming hives of Vordonia, where bees forage wild thyme and the forests that cover the mountainside. My name ILÍA means “From the Sun” which sustains the herbs and forest together on the mountain.

  • Flavor

      I have an earthy, intense flavor, with floral notes of thyme shining through in a rich, sweet finish.

  • Terroir

      The arid climate and altitude of this area creates some of the most intense flavor in the herbs and trees that grow there. This honey comes from bees foraging on wild Thyme and trees that are indigenous to the area. The beekeeper and his ancestors use ancient methods and has his bee hives follow specific locations in the mountains throughout the year.

Artisan Holding Hive Box in Greece

The Source & History of Ilía

Stavros lives in Vordonia. His family have been beekeepers across the mountains of Sparta for generations, producing the finest honey in the region. Years ago, a Japanese delegation arrived unannounced and asked for this specific honey. When the locals asked why they had come, they explained that the Emperor of Japan had received and tasted the honey by chance, and loved it so much, that he sent them here to discover why it was so special.

Chef Nicholas Stefanelli
From the Chef's Corner

“Vordonia is a treasure trove of special ingredients and this pure mountain honey truly stands out.”

Nicholas Stefanelli - Michelin Star Chef Explore the Journey

Follow the Journey

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