When, I was wandering which name to give in my brand, I was looking for names on the internet that were related to the ancient world of the bee. So, I came up with the idea to search how the apiary was called in the ancient times. In the ancient Greece, the beekeepers gave this name.
Melisseon Honey is a family run beekeeping company. It was founded in 2013 by Asterios Liapis, driven by his interest in a more natural way of living. Beekeeping started as a hobby for him, but fascinated by the world of bees, he quickly developed it to a full-time occupation.
Our honey is produced in the mountains of the Northern Thrace, in a truly unspoiled environment away from the urban pollution, in a local ecosystem of extremely dense, aromatic flora of endemic, self-sown flower plants, trees and shrubbery.
Heather, Acacia and wild oregano are but a small fraction of the flora that offers our bees exceptional food for them to produce our honey, an all-natural product that excels due to its high nutritional values.
Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is the collection of high-quality raw honey with the particular characteristics of each location’s plant life. Honey, like wine, varies from season to season and is totally depended on nature’s changes and weather conditions. Therefore, we aim to supply our customers with a unique artisan product in every crop, collected by ourselves and not repackaged. Our bees collect pollen, nectar and honey from hundreds of wild herbs of the North Thrace countryside, which is abundant with, like heather, wild oregano and hundreds more: this is what makes it so unique and special…
We aim Melisseon Honey to provide the best honey products in the international market and branding its name with quality and reliability. Launching our products and being a key player to high quality honey market. Melisseon Honey produces a wide variety of Greek honey. Our company believes in trust, professionalism, teamwork, innovation but most of all it believes in high quality which is unnegotiable.
The transport of bees in different locations in Greece, allows the collection of honey from different flowers and honeydew creating authentic flavors and a physical chemist who protects the human body; the bee products promote health and beauty as its therapeutic properties is extremely important and contribute to longevity.In detail, honey is a natural sweet substance, which in the ancient Greek world had a special place. In mythology, the nymph Melissa grew up Zeus secretly giving him honey and the gods of Olympus were drinking ambrosia which contained honey. Hippocrates, the father of medicine and Dioscorides, the father of medicine, supported the nutritional and medicinal value of honey while Aristotle and Demokritos referred to the beneficial properties for health and longevity. Same diet have been seen through the centuries by the Romans and later the Byzantines.
Today, Greek honey is in first place as the best quality around the world, and this because the rich Greek beekeeping flora allows the bees to create varieties of honey-rich ingredients. The plants are those found within a radius of 3-5 km from the colonies determine the type and properties of honey. The appearance, smell and taste of the varied elements characterize the quality of each honey type. In honey can be found over 200 nutrients and it’s rich in carbohydrates, in ichnostocheia, proteins, amino acids, enzymes and vitamins B which are a source of energy, vitality, antioxidant and anti-aging action and contribute significantly to the shielding of health.
Our vision is to promote worldwide the authentic honey of Greece, the exceptional honey of our area. A dedication to quality is one of the driving principals of our company. The production of high quality products is for us both a legal and a moral duty towards the public.