Forest honey or holly from holm oak in our country is mainly a product of aphids. The adult louse can reach a size of up to 3 mm, and is found on tree branches. She lays a multitude of eggs which surname under her shield until the following spring when the young lice hatch. They suck the sap of the tree with their snouts and produce honeydew with special glands so that it is not a product of the digestive organs, as it is sometimes described.
Benefits: This bee product contains a wealth of antioxidants, amino acids, minerals and especially iron. Its color is extremely dark, and the taste stays in the mouth for a long time. It is suitable for the recovery of exhausted and weakened organism and anemia. It also contains folic acid, so it is especially recommended during pregnancy, throughout the period, if there are no contraindications.
It helps strengthen the cardiovascular system and can be an integral part of the diet after surgery. It helps in recovery from various diseases, but also chronic conditions. Soothes and helps regenerate the mucous membranes of the respiratory organs. This feature is most useful in smokers, and for them the best honey is fir. In beekeeping, its most negative feature is very fast crystallization. For human use, it is desirable because the tiny crystals give it a softer creamy structure, so it is very suitable as a spread. Like other honeys, it is good to take it several times a day with a slight melting in the mouth.