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#SzlakMaSmak – LOWER SILESIAN HONEY!

In the latest #SzlakMaSmak campaign, we encourage you to taste Lower Silesia

#SzlakMaSmak – LOWER SILESIAN HONEY!

In the next edition of the #SzlakMaSmak campaign, we present the sweetest, natural gifts of our region. In Lower Silesia, thanks to ingenious solutions to use the surrounding nature, natural, delicious products are created, which we will present in this article.

 

LOWER SILESIA FULL OF HONEY

Among the natural gifts of Lower Silesia you can find various types of honey, which are very popular. Ryczyński lime honey – sweet, with a bitter note, with an intense lime scent. This honey comes from the Grodzisko Ryczyńskie nature reserve, located in the Oława commune. It is possible to obtain honey in this area thanks to the tree species found there, such as English oak, hornbeam, Norway maple, sycamore maple, poplar, aspen, ash and, above all, narrow-leaved lime. As it turns out, the unique taste of honey is influenced not only by the narrow-leaved lime itself, but also by all the plants in the reserve.

Ryczyn lime honey

Another lime sweetness can be found in Ziemia Ząbkowicka. This is where the krupiec – crystallized lime honey from the Ząbkowice Land is found, with a sweet, slightly bitter aftertaste. In a region with many lime forests, honey plants and no industrial factories nearby that could cause pollution, there are ideal conditions for beekeepers to collect delicious honey.

Lime honey from the Ząbkowice Land

In the Sudetes, the extraction of multiflorous honey has a long history, which began in the 12th century, when beekeepers from Görlitz were engaged in obtaining Sudeten honey, then for many years beekeeping in the Sudeten, despite difficulties, developed, resulting in creation of many apiaries with small and long range. Today, honey is still extracted using traditional methods.

Sudeten multiflorous honey

Sudeten buckwheat honey, which can be recognized by the intensely spreading aroma of buckwheat flowers  produced in the same area. Buckwheat has been cultivated in the lands of Lower Silesia for many years, since it was spread by newcomers from the Eastern Borderlands and the central part of Poland. Podgórze Sudeckie can enjoy fertile, well-irrigated soils, which creates natural conditions whichnare favorable for nectarization.

Sudeten buckwheat honey

Another honey in the Lower Silesia region is nectar with an intense aroma – multi-flower honey from the Barycz Valley, which has a long history of honey hunting. At that time, large forest areas allowed for the emergence of beehives on trees and the extraction of multiflorous honey. Currently, multiflorous honey is collected in the Landscape Park. It is worth noting that its nectar consists of hundreds of plant species, which means that honey is not only excellent in taste, but also has a high nutritional value.

Multiflorous honey from the Barycz Valley

Heather honey from Bory Dolnośląskie (Lower Silesian Wilderness)  is the only Lower Silesian product (and the third one from Poland, next to bryndza and oscypek), entered into the EU protection system with the name of regional products as Protected Geographical Indication. This honey is a combination of a high content of heather dust with the dust of plants found in Bory Dolnośląskie, which together form nectar with a not too sweet, pungent and bitter taste. The tradition of heather cultivation was started at the beginning of the 20th century by the Germans who lived in this area, and then, after the war, the Poles continued this tradition. If you also want to try Lower Silesian honey, follow the steps of the #SzlakMaSmak campaign!

Heather honey from Bory Dolnośląskie (Lower Silesian Wilderness)

 

Source: www.gov.pl

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