Organic Stachys Honey has a uniquely creamy texture and a concentrated sweetness with distinct minty and thyme-like notes. It is also one of the most difficult honeys to harvest and some years, it is even impossible.
Stachys Officinalisis a member of the mint family and a medicinal herb that spontaneously grows among wheat fields in the Fabriano hills of the Marche region. In order to harvest stachys honey, weather, flowering and bees must work in perfect harmony (a rare feat), and consequently harvesting a consistent supply of this honey is extremely difficult.
Giorgio Poeta recommends savoring this special honey as is or using it to sweeten teas or tisanes (herbal infusions). We also like to pair stachys’ delicate herbal notes with strawberries and stone fruit or with soft cheeses like ricotta and fresh chèvre.
About the producer
Giorgio Poeta discovered his passion for beekeeping as a teen. The son of two farmers, he earned multiple degrees in agriculture before starting to produce honey in the Italian region of the Marche in 2004. First and foremost, Poeta sees himself not as a honey producer, but as a steward of the land focused on the health and well-being of the bees and their surrounding habitat. Poeta practices what’s referred to as nomadic beekeeping, an approach where hives are constantly moving to various flower-rich environments far from pesticides and intensive farming. This unique method provides the bees with an ever-changing selection of flowers and consequently, a diverse variety of honeys with distinct terroir-driven flavors.