About Us

 

Our grandfathers were professional beekeepers already in the 1940s and although they are not around anymore, their one-time apprentices and their descendants keep the tradition alive and pursue this amazing profession, the art of beekeeping.


Mixing traditional honey production with the achievements of modern technology, the deservedly famous Hungarian acacia honey is produced in a humble manner to be admired by all.


The descendants – who as children used to watch their grandfathers in awe – proudly present to the Irish market the wonderful acacia honey, the gift of nature and bees. We highly recommend our pure, natural organic acacia honey to those private and corporate customers dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, insisting on using the best quality ingredients in their diet.

On our website and Facebook page you have opportunity to learn about all the benefits of organic acacia honey imported directly from the most trusted Hungarian beekeepers.

 

 

Acacia Honey

Here is the proof that sweet and tasty can be healthy and beneficial – the acacia honey.

The first acacia tree came to Europe from North America in 1601 and was planted in a Parisian botanic garden thanks to its director called Robin. He himself named the tree Robinia Pseudoacacia.
The trees were first planted in Hungary at the beginning of the 18th century and as opposed to other countries and thanks to the favourable climate and soil conditions typical of Hungary huge continuous wooded areas soon started to form. Nowadays 80% of the total European acacia crops are situated in Hungary.
For the last number of decades the Hungarian acacia honey brand has been gaining worldwide acacia+beepopularity through its trustworthy and unique quality and value.
Acacia honey has an integrated taste, a pleasant acacia scent with a smooth texture and less acid content. It is a light yellow colour. Due to the high levels of fructose it remains liquid for longer.
Its regular consumption is recommended in many forms such as – on its own, as an ingredient for food and drink, a sweetener for baking or cooking – but please bear in mind that it loses nutrients when put into boiling water or baked. It is worth remembering to only add honey to tea once the tea has cooled a bit.


Acacia honey contains twenty two out of the twenty four minerals essential for the human body. Potassium, sodium, phosphorus, copper, iron, calcium, manganese, silicon, vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, amino acids and natural antibiotics. Antiseptics found in honey can prevent tooth decay. Due to its antiseptic ingredients it is ideal to treat colds, throat infections, cough and indigestion.
Acacia honey is rich in calcium, its regular consumption can counterbalance multiple sclerosis.
It does not make you gain weight! As opposed to the general misbelief fructose found in acacia honey does not turn into fat, instead it is burnt by our body straight away. Furthermore, acacia honey consumption promotes a more active lifestyle which helps keep a healthy weight.
Acacia honey can also be applied externally. It is excellent for healing cuts and burns. The Egyptian princess, Cleopatra used to apply honey as a beauty treatment. It is an excellent moisturising, regenerating and antiseptic agent. It increases fertility – and this ancient benefit is preserved in many languages e.g. "honeymoon" in English, "minas toumelitos" in Greek, "luna de miel" in Spanish, "Honigmond" in German, "mah e asal" in Persian and "Lune de miel" in French.


About the crystallisation process of acacia honey:

It is a common misconception that crystallisation of honey occurs as a result of the beekeeper mixing granulated sugar into natural honey.
Crystallisation is in fact a natural process occurring because at room temperature honey acts as a supersaturated solution only containing 18% water as dissolvent. Fructose, a natural ingredient of honey dissolves quickly at 15 degrees Celsius. Although the physical appearance of honey changes, its chemical parameters do not.
Crystallised honey can be liquidised by leaving it standing in water at 40 degrees Celsius, but it will crystallise again, so our best advice is to eat acacia honey in bigger spoonful’s, so that it runs out before it could crystallise!


It is worth mentioning that most vitamins, proteins and enzymes will disappear from honey when it reaches 40 degrees Celsius, yet, most honey found on the shelves of big food stores is heat-treated to make the production and packaging quicker and easier but at the same time significantly reducing the healing effects of honey.


Please think twice about selecting your honey supplier and always check the label!

Our company is sourcing honey directly from trusted beekeepers and we only sell the highest quality natural acacia honey, pollen and propolis.

 

 

 

Other Products

 

Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is the second most commonly sold apiarian product after honey.

A bee family produces an annual pollen amount of 30-50 kilogram. Pollen collected by bees is so-called ‘superfood’ as it contains not only raw fibre, but all essential nutrients necessary for the human body. Further benefits include increasing the red blood cell count, boosting the immune system, supporting the body’s repair functions, improving appetite and the digestive system as well as enhancing mental performance. It aids our general well-being and provides higher energy levels. It strengthens the cardiovascular system (hence it is an ingredient of race horse forage) and it has been proven to help with hair loss.


It improves mental performance, concentration and memory and can help fight fatigue. Pollen is also useful for sodium surplus which is usually accompanied by potassium deficiency. It is recommended to take bee pollen as a 10 -12 week treatment which should continue even if the condition improves.
Some useful advice for bee pollen consumers: How? When? How much? Pollen can be chewed dry followed by any liquid. It can also be mixed with yoghurt or juice or accompanied by honey or a honey and propolis mix to improve its taste and complement its effects. Children might prefer to drink it with honey flavoured milk. The recommended daily dose for children is up to 20 grams, for adults 20-30 grams. Sport enthusiasts and professionals can consume up to 45 grams a day. Correct dosage is achieved with the help of a spoon, a teaspoon is about 5 grams while a tablespoon is about 15 grams.

Bee pollen can prevent colds, flu, prostate complaints, anaemia, various nutritional deficiencies, overactive thyroid and high blood pressure. It is less effective during illnesses with elevated body temperature, trauma, long term hospitalisation or giving birth, but it is an excellent support for the recovery period. It is outstanding for fighting side effects of radiotherapy.

Bee pollen can be used as part of a weight loss or weight gain program. The result mostly depends on timing the consumption. Those who wish to lose weight should take it 10-15 minutes before each meal and as a dinner replacement whereas those wanting to gain weight should eat their normal portions but adding bee pollen as a supplement.
Our company sells the highest quality selected bee pollen.

 

 

Propolis


Propolis is a sealant used to seal any small cracks or unwanted open spaces in the beehive, even out the surface or to seal alien residue.

What is Propolis beneficial for?
Propolis is best for the very same reason the bees use it, to sanitise and to conserve. Treated propolis has an anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effect which protects open cuts and wounds against infection on humans, animals or plants. By consuming propolis regularly, the human immune system can be kept strong.

Further benefits include:

  • helps repair soft tissue, bones and ligament
  • increases vein flexibility
  • Supports nail, hair and skin growth
  • Due to its essential oils an excellent pain relief
  • Can be used for treating ulcer
  • Prevents tumour growth

When used on a regular basis over many weeks, it can lead to reduced blood pressure. When applied externally, propolis solutions are widely used to treat nose, ear and sinus infections, eczema, herpes and actynomicetes.
Internally, it can be added to tea, lemonade or to a spoonful of honey for cold and flu symptoms. Propolis balm can be used for treating burns, frostbite, piles, prostate infection, skin and nail fungus and rheumatic complaints.

 

 

Contact

 

To place an order please us on 087/397-4800 or sales@acaciahoney.ie

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