Les Comtes de Provence has a speciality: organic honey. You can find our full range of organic honeys in our online honey shop.
Honey is a completely natural food, made by bees and harvested by a beekeeper. It provides a multitude of benefits. To make honey, the bees gather pollen from plants and flowers, extracting the nectar to carry back to the hive. The bees’ enzymes than transform it into honey. Now, the beekeeper can harvest the honey.
Depending on where the hive is installed, the bees will tend to gather pollen from a certain type of plant, whose characteristics are then passed on to the honey. As a result, the colour, tint, storage, flavour and texture of the honey are determined by the harvest location and by the plants whose pollen the bees collect.
As a complement to our range of organic jams, we offer a line of organic speciality honeys: liquid or creamed French lavender honey, liquid rosemary honey, liquid acacia honey, liquid orange blossom honey and liquid chestnut honey. Our honey can be enjoyed on a slice of toast or poured over a pancake like in Quebec. It has great sweetening power and can be added to yoghurt, herbal or black tea, or pastries. It can also be used in cooking, with certain meats like duck breast or in sauces and gravies to accompany sweet or savoury dishes.
Pollen balls can be used as a food supplement, in salads or yoghurt, or dissolved in a glass of water. It is known for its energizing, detoxifying, stimulating and fortifying properties which improve physical and intellectual performance.