My friend gave me this tin container with Pine tree honey as a present from Greece.
"Pine tree honey is a Hellenic honey, which is lovingly collected by experienced beekeepers in the famous pine forest of Halkidiki and Thassos."
Sithon, Hellenic honey since 1952.
|1000 gram and 455 gram tin containers|
The packaged honey is distributed to the Greek and European markets.
Bulk honey is sold in packages of 27 kg tin cans.
The average yearly production of the co-cp is close to 800 metric tons (approximately 1800000 pounds) of honey in different types. One metric ton is equal to 2204.6 pounds.
"The main objective of the co-op remains the production of quality products that meet contemporary consumer
needs based on scientific data.
In that respect e emphasize and pay particular attention to the packaging process regarding hygiene and safety of product to maintain that natural characteristics of honey.
For this purpose a completely organized chemistry lab with trained and personnel is in operation in our premises. Almost all possible analyses of honey are being done on site.
Since year 2000 the co-cp has established and operates in accordance with the International Quality Standard ISO 9001."
|Opened container with pine tree honey|
|Here you can see the color of pine tree honey in comparison with the color of goldenrod honey.|
1. Tin - a malleable, silvery metallic element obtained chiefly from cassiterite. It is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion and is a part of numerous alloys, such as soft solder, pewter, type metal, and bronze. Atomic number 50; atomic weight 118.71; melting point 231.89°C; boiling point 2,270°C; specific gravity 7.31; valence 2, 4.
2. Tin container - an airtight sealed metal container (tin-coated sheet of metal) used especially for preserving food or drink etc.
I prefer to use only glass jars because I think that a high-quality product should be placed into fine containers.
3. "Honeydew - a saccharine deposit secreted on the leaves of plants usually by aphids or scale insects or sometimes by a fungus" Merriam-Webster Dictionary
4. Pine tree honey is a type of Honeydew honey such as Beech honeydew honey, Fir honeydew honey etc.