Here at last, one of nature’s rarest treasures! Frankincense honey, straight from the mountain wadis of southern Oman. Unlike most commercial honey, which is made by the widely-exported European honey bee (Apis mellifera), frankincense honey is produced by the indigenous Omani dwarf bee (Apis florea). These little fellows have evolved alongside the Omani frankincense trees (Boswellia sacra), and preferentially seek out their fragrant, white flowers. What’s more, the bees love frankincense resin almost as much as humans do—they actively collect the resin from harvesting cuts and use it as medicine to protect their hives! The medicine carries over to the honey too—tests show that the honey actually contains small amounts of boswellic acids!
Flavor: Sweet, rich, slightly piney and floral