The organic honey that we produce at Sequerciani is a multiflower type of honey: the main and most widespread variety of this delicious and healthy food. A honey with a sweet and delicate taste, a light colour and a fluid consistency, even though, as our production is homemade, the colour nuances and the consistencies can vary according to the blossoming timeframe, as well as to the seasonal and climatic trend.
How is the Sequerciani Multiflower Honey produced?
Our bees, placed at the edge of the forest, between the vineyard and the vegetable garden, provide it just as it is. “Foraging” bees find all the necessary nectar in the surrounding countryside and they transport it inside their hive, delivering it to their colleagues, the "worker" bees. These lay the nectar in cells called "honeycombs" where another team of bees, the "fanning" ones, beat their wings, creating a vortex of air which regulates the humidity of the environment and the quantity of water in the honey. Roughly a month later, the honey is dehydrated and perfectly ready and another team of bees collects it in the cells of the super frames, which are then sealed with wax. At this point the honey is ready and the beekeeper only takes a part of this production from the beehive, leaving all the rest of the "super frame", which constitutes the family's food throughout the long winter, to these industrious insects. At our laboratory, our beekeeper proceeds with the uncapping, i.e. the removal of the wax caps. The honey extraction involves emptying the honeycombs and the honey is filtered of all impurities and deposited in decanters.
Multiflower honey: properties and benefits
The beneficial properties of the Multiflower Honey range from the nutritional aspects to those mainly linked to health: the secret lies in its particular composition.
• Multiflower honey is rich in nutrients: as it is a special blend of different nectars and flowers, this variety of honey has all the beneficial substances deriving from the various plants, a totally natural emulsion which provides power and energy. It contains many antioxidants and mineral salts; therefore it is suitable for growing children and for athletes’ diets.
• It is an excellent remedy against flu symptoms: as it is a natural antibacterial substance, multiflower honey helps to treat coughs, sore throats and other infections which affect the respiratory system, also helping the lungs and the digestive system. It helps to purify the body and the liver, as well as having a diuretic action.
• It helps to treat rashes and insect bites: its antibacterial and lenitive action is useful in this case too, since it relieves the itching and burning caused by bites. Moreover, if used as a basic ingredient for a face mask, multiflower honey also helps prevent juvenile acne.
• It nourishes skin and hair: used externally, multiflower honey can be a valuable ally for the care of skin and hair, which will appear more nourished and radiant, as well as velvety and smooth to the touch.