Maes Honey wishes you a Merry Christmas
The festive season is upon us and Maes Honey would like to thank all of you for the trust you have placed in us, both customers and suppliers, throughout the year.
Maes Honey has become the main honey exporter in Spain, reaching more than 40 countries.
Sustainability, integrity, quality and responsibility are fundamental values for us. Maes Honey wants to offer you honey that is committed to the environment and to all its beekeepers.
A year of great challenges
This year, 2021, Maes Honey has achieved one of its major objectives, namely to start work on the expansion of its plant at the beginning of September, which will be completed in June of next year.
The Maes plant currently has 7,650 m² built on a plot of 76,500 m². The enlargement will increase the working area to 15,000 m². This will mean a considerable increase of 49% of the facilities.
Maes Honey’s goal is to increase storage capacity, both for honey and other products.
The need to increase the honey stock is due to logistical supply problems, with the objective of guaranteeing a correct supply, both in terms of time and quality of the products.
Maes Honey expects to market some 10,000 tons of honey within 5 years, generating an increase of 25%-30% of total sales.
Continue taking care of yourself with honey during Christmas
We want you to continue drinking honey during these days so that you can start the year on the right foot. Remember that honey has numerous properties and there is a wide variety such as monofloral honeys, Honey Bees, or Bonapi Honey. Some of the benefits of these honeys are:
- It helps in the digestion of heavy Christmas meals.
- It is a natural antioxidant, something necessary with the cold weather.
- It strengthens the defenses thanks to the significant content of vitamins and minerals that honey has.
- It helps to maintain daily hydration in our body.
- Honey relieves ailments that may arise from colds in the throat.
- Honey is a natural sweetener that keeps us away from processed sugars.
Sweeten your Christmas with honey
Replace processed sugars with more traditional honey and sweeten Christmas as you deserve.
Many of the traditional Christmas sweets are made with honey. To make sure this is the case, check the ingredients before adding them to the basket. You also have the option of handcrafting your own candies with the assurance that the products used are natural.
With the cold weather of these dates, coffees and infusions are always appetizing. Changing the habit of sweetening these drinks and starting to use honey as a sweetener will be a very good way to introduce honey in your eating habits.
Since Christmas is a time of excesses, introducing honey in your diet with a moderate amount, will help you to satiate yourself and not opt for such heavy meals.
Did you know this about honey?
Honey has been used by mankind for thousands of years and during this time many things have been learned about this wonderful food. Today we will tell you some of the most interesting facts about honey.
- Honey is the only food that can be preserved for years only with good packaging.
- Beekeeping began in Roman times because of the need for wax for candles.
- Royal jelly is the only food consumed by the queen bee.
- Honey has been used as a cosmetic for centuries.
- Spain is the largest producer of honey in Europe.
- Its high sugar concentration and low humidity make honey a great antiseptic.
- About 7200 flowers are needed to produce 5 grams of honey.
- The color and flavor of honey varies according to the source of the nectar.
- The Greeks and Romans believed that honey was the food of the gods.
- In a beehive there are between 15 and 80 thousand bees.
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