Honey Singapore

Eucalyptus Honey

Floral description:

Eucalyptus (From Greek, ευκάλυπτος meaning "well covered") is a diverse genus of trees (and a few shrubs), the members of which dominate the tree flora of Australia. There are more than seven hundred species of Eucalyptus, mostly native to Australia, with a very small number found in adjacent parts of New Guinea and Indonesia and one as far north as the Philippines islands. Species of Eucalyptus are cultivated throughout the tropics and subtropics including the Americas, England, Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East, China and the Indian Subcontinent.
Reforestation with Eucalyptus species together with Citrus orchards, are the basis of the migratory apiculture in the state of São Paulo.  The conjunction of beekeeping cultures coordinated with other farming activities and, obviously, together with native vegetation areas, is the natural way to be followed for the regional honey production.

The Eucalyptus species blooming lasts some months and a group of few species often blooms all year round.  The flowers are generally white, attractive and have a great amount of stamens (therefore they are good bee pollen suppliers.) The Eucalyptus flowers produce a good quantity of honeydew of easy access to the mellifera bees and have high sugar concentration, usually over 30%.

Eucalyptus Blossom

Honey Description:

Eucalyptus honey color varies from light to dark amber, 34 to 80 mm on the Goethe scale.  It has a stronger taste than orange blossom honey. Flavor is very sweet and has some floral taste, too. It crystallizes very quickly.  Some species produce honeys with very fine crystallization.  Besides having a lighter color when it is crystallized, is also presents a change in flavor.