THYME - thymus vulgaris
Known historically as Hymettus Honey and Hyblaean Honey, thyme adds an authentic aromatic herbal accent and some helpful attributes to its honey.
The popular perennial evergreen herb lives in the Lamiaceae lineage. Cultivated for centuries as a common constituent for culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses.
Thyme honey is quick to crystallise in the cold carrying coarse or fine grains. Crystallised honey's firm texture is a treat for toast and tea... and a tidy table.
The active ingredients in thyme are the biocides, thymol and carvacrol. It has excellent antibacterial and antifungal properties, used to cover burns and scalds and for treatment of sore throats due to colds or flu, and it is still used in Greece, as a poultice for wounds and topical infections. (Ref.1)
Here's a shot from when we first planted thyme for the bees...