Maltese honey – liquid gold in a jar and now with an international award to prove it
Maltese honey has, for the first time, ‘won gold’ in an international competition.
Maltese Thyme honey has won the prestigious prize at the international honey awards in London.
Every year honeycombs produce three batches of honey. The Spring batch comes from flowers of different plants such as alfalfa, clover, citrus and thorns. Summer honey comes only from thyme. While that of autumn comes from locust and eucalyptus.
A thyme honey sample won gold at the London International Honey Awards.
Ray Sciberras, who has 150 boxes across Malta, said that an award of this calibre is the first of its kind for the Maltese honey industry.
“This honey is analyzed in accredited laboratories to see its purity and origin as well as the type of enzymes it contains. This honey has competed with honey produced by companies all over the world. “.
Sciberras said that an award of this kind shows that Maltese honey is pure and that it competes in foreign markets. He said that Maltese honey is sought after all over the world including in Japan, Monaco and Germany.
Three of the 15 beehive sites are Heritage Malta sites including San Pawl Milqi in Burmarrad, Tas-Silg in Marsaxlokk and Għar Dalam in Birżebbuġa.