Organic raw Arbutus honey harvested in Tuscany, the Italian equivalent of the Manuka honey, from a young, passionate and independent beekeeper, Francesco. The Arbutus honey comes from the Arbutus unedo, an evergreen tree also known as 'strawberry tree' due to its fruit that looks a little like strawberry.
Arbutus honey is a rare variety and one of the most strong tasting honeys and for this reason is perfect with cheeses and in the coffee as a special sweeteners.
Not all honey is created equal. In fact, not all “honey” is even real honey, a number of ingredients are often added to what we buy as “honey”. Raw honey comes straight from the honeycomb, and is honey in its purest form. It is unfiltered, unheated and unpasteurized, processes which can destroy the natural vitamins (high in vitamin C and B vitamins), minerals and enzymes found in honey and to get the maximum benefits from honey, it's important to purchase it in its raw organic form, because regular honey has been filtered and processed, losing some of its nutritional properties along the way.
The health benefits of raw honey are endless, check our Honey guide
to learn about them.
Sant'Agata honey was born out of the passion of Francesco. He set up Sant Agata honey in 2006, the year when he started the beekeeping activity. The honey business was born out of passion for bees and for nature with the aim to produce unique products "as the nature creates" and "as it used to be".
Francesco’s passion for bees began in Greece, during a trip in the Kos Island - "I did not eat honey and i did not know the bees world" says Francesco. In the Kos Island Francesco met a beekeepers family that introduced him to Greek culture and to bees world and he never regretted it.