The production process of honey step by step at Maes Honey
For several decades we have been exporting honey to different countries of the world with a high standard of quality in our product. Today we will tell you about the production process that we carry out at Maes Honey
The honey production process at Maes Honey
How do bees make honey?
Bees are the true protagonists of honey production. They do it in two steps.
The most spectacular functions that bees do is the production of honey. They take an average of 45 days to make it and the first step is the collection of nectar from the flowers. In order to perform this function, the bees must be in their adult life, at least 21 days old.
Insects fly over the fields exploring and extracting the nectar from the flowers with their tongues.
Once the nectar is extracted, they ingest it and store it in the abdomen, in the “melario crop”, which is like a kind of bag. From this precise moment, the bees begin the process of making honey, which is created by specific enzymes that alter the pH of the nectar.
l excess water from inhaled nectar. In this way, they manage to eliminate about 80% of the excess water by evaporation.
When enough time passes, the nectar that bees once collected from hundreds of flowers finally fuses with the enzymes and waxes they use to seal their cells. This is how honey gets its sweet and unique flavor.
At this time, the beekeepers will be in charge of collecting the product in drums so that they arrive at our factory.
What happens to the honey when it arrives at Maes Honey?
At Maes Honey we have a productive process and production of honey in which we take care of each part.
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The first phase is the entrance of the honey to the factory. The honey arrives at Maes Honey in 290kg drums and our machines take care of the filtration process to provide the best end result.
This filtration process involves pouring the honey into a tank where it is processed to remove all kinds of natural particles that it may contain. The honey is filtered through a mesh or porous material thus retaining the solid particles.
Once the first cleaning phase has passed, we combine experience and innovation to guarantee a good production of honey.
Honey packaging process
The packaging process consists of introducing the honey into the packaging machine. Undergoing a pasteurization process, honey is heated at high temperatures for 1-2 minutes to melt glucose micro-crystals that act as nuclei that are the essential starting points for crystal formation.
Once the honey is pasteurized, it’s time to package it. We have the most modern technology and a total of four jar packaging lines and three lines for industry and horeca.
Throughout this process, the honey is subjected to quality controls to guarantee the good final result of all our products.
Process of distribution and commercialization of honey
After the packaging process, the product is marketed and internationalized throughout the world to all the large food industries.
The logistics of our company is one of the strong points and it is essential to work with a good distribution channel, which gives great security and peace of mind to our customers, making sure that the product will arrive in the ideal and optimal conditions.
It is important to ensure the availability of the product, that is, that the end customer buys it knowing that they will receive it in a short time.
At Maes Honey we work with the best distribution support with the best professionals, getting our honey to the last corner of the world.
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