Negohot Citrus Honey from The Heart Of Israel
Pure Citrus honey is made by the bees from the nectar of the Citrus blossom grown in The Heart Of Israel.
Light colored with a citrus aroma and young sweet taste.
Our honey is 100% pure and raw, and unlike most processed honey consumed today, has not been heated at all - preserving its incredible nutritional value and health benefits.
Kosher for Passover
Honey net weight: 500 gr (17.635 oz.)
In the Southern Hebron Hills, the very same region where the holy site the Cave of the Patriarchs is located, you will find the beautiful town of Negohot. In this tiny settlement, the verses from Exodus come alive at the home of Shimrit and Baruch Foychtvanger.
Shimrit and Baruch Foychtvanger are bee farmers and the founders of Negohot Honey. Baruch has been involved in beekeeping for his entire life, having learned the trade from his father. Although he grew up around bees, he decided to study agriculture, in order to excel at his trade. His studies have paid off, and he now produces some of the country’s most unique and delicious honey
How to recognize pure quality honey?
All the honey's wonderful characteristics are preserved in quality honey - meaning completely, natural unheated honey.
First tip - Search for the differences in taste and color among the different types of flowers
The honeybee can produce honey from any sugar solution, not just from flower nectar. In the winter, when the bees don't have enough food in the beehive, they are fed with a industrial sugar solution. The minute blossoming starts in nature, and the honeybees go out to gather the nectar, they must stop feeding on the sugar solution, so it won't mix with the natural honey.
You can be a 100% sure that the honeybees in the Negohot beehives don't get any sugar solution feeding during the honey gathering season. We are not even tempted. We are farmers in our soul, and we are here to produce the purest, healthiest honey possible.
Our honey participates in the "Israeli quality honey" program of the Honey council, it is sent every year to quality testing in a lab in Germany and gets the highest rate A in all indicators.
Because the honey is produced from flower nectar only, you can really feel the difference in the honey taste according to where the beehives were placed, we get a variety of remarkable tastes: Wildflower, Citrus, Eucalyptus and Avocado.
Second tip - prefer honey that is thick and crystallized
The bees keep a constant temperature (37°C) in the beehive, the minute the honey leaves the beehive it starts a natural process of crystallizing, which hastens as the temperature drops.
The honey can be returned to a liquid state by heating. It is important to state that the famous health benefits of the honey ( Anti-Bacterial, Disinfect, Antioxidant and more) are at their best when honey is unheated, since heating may hurt the honey's nutritious value.
Baruch, the bee man, is a son to an old family of honeybee farmers, that has been harvesting honey for over 50 years. When he was young Baruch used to work with his father in the beehives on his vacations, learned the secrets of the profession and fell in love with the exceptional world of bees. Later on he decided to build a bee farm in Negohot, because he wanted to produce a product he is proud to stand behind, in professionalism, without compromises, with a lot of respect to the natural processes happening in the beehives.
Today Negohot bee farm has hundreds of beehives that are stationed most of the time in the Lachish area, and move around according to the seasons of the year to different assignments of pollination of crops all over the country of Israel. The number of our beehives grows from year to year, but our principles stay the same:
100% Healthy pure honey without any additives or heating
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