The oak forest honeydew festival will be held for another year in Strandja. The exhibition, where producers from the region will present their honey and other bee products will be held from 1st to 10th August. The official opening is from 10 a.m. on the main square of Tsarevo.
The entire Strandja region is proud of the oak forest honeydew it produces, and our country is applying to protect it and register it as a reserved local product to the EU. Honey is obtained from the manna on leaves of lime and oak. The manna itself is produced with the help of insects – they pierce the leaves of the plants and feed on some of the juice that flows out.
The remaining juice is released as a sticky liquid and stays on the leaves. Here are the bees that collect the manna when there are no nectar plants around. The collected manna turns them into oak forest honeydew honey, which is rich in vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, folic acid and monosaccharides, and its nutritional value is higher than all other types of honey. For all his life, a bee-worker made one-tenth of a teaspoon of honey.
The honey has an antibacterial effect and strengthens the immune system. Helps in the treatment of colds and flu, gastric gastritis and an early stage ulcer. It is also used as a natural remedy for measles, eczema, burns. It also helps for a lighter sleep. Egyptian papyruses recommended oak forest honeydew to treat kidney, stomach and liver diseases.