Single-flower lime honey is produced in the Alps and, occasionally, in urban or suburban areas on cultivated lime trees.
It represents a production that is not very abundant but locally important.
Lime honeys much purer and in great abundance are produced in Eastern Europe.
China also produces and offers single-flower linden honeys for export, probably produced on Asian species of the same genus.
It is a honey with peculiar characteristics that must be known to be appreciated, but, perhaps precisely for this reason, the product is favorably placed with an ever wider range of people.
Linden nectar is remarkably aromatic: for this reason even honeys that are not entirely pure of this essence are already strongly characterized from an organoleptic point of view and this may be the cause of the variability of the different batches of unifloral honey.
These differences may also be due to the different presence of honeydew of the same species.
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The "Il Pungiglione" Cooperative has its roots in the Papa Giovanni XXIII Community Association, founded by Don Oreste Benzi and, since the beginning of its history, has focused on the quality of the products of the honey supply chain combined with the quality of the social recovery of disadvantaged people , especially those who come from the penitentiary system. The quality of the products is guaranteed by numerous certifications, certificates and awards and is obtained through particular attention to every single detail. The cooperative works organically the various bee products: honey, honeydew, royal jelly, wax and propolis. Recently, as regards the chestnut and acacia honeys produced in Lunigiana, the unique DOP recognition in Italy was obtained by the European Union.
With the cooperative il Pungiglione the Associazione Comunità Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII therefore demonstrates the possibility of making beekeeping a means of social reintegration, therapy and work.
The people in difficulty employed in Boceda come from various residential structures and in particular from the Casa Famiglia San Francesco di Castagnetoli, a reality that can accommodate about twenty people, including the couple's family who live constantly on the spot and guarantees human warmth to welcome and authority to support the development of individual potential. Rinascere is a project for the prevention and reduction of social hardship with good success rates, born thanks to the collaboration of volunteers and supported by local authorities.