Honeycomb

Imkerei Mädelfleiss
Berlin

Back in 2013 Bettina and Elisabeth started producing honey in Berlin; their products allow you to taste the richness of Berlin’s blossoms and flowers. When it comes to their production methods, they like to keep things simple, because bees know best how to make spectacular honey. The result is similarly pure, simple, and of course “vocally local.” 

The inclusion of the honeycomb brings you an even more refined taste and intricate texture. Plus, it intensifies honey’s countless health benefits by releasing enzymes that promote its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects.

150g jar

10,50 

(€ 70.00 per 1kg)

Ideas

At the restaurant we try to use as little actual sugar as possible – honey is a perfect alternative. Also be sure to try the honeycomb with good cheese or sprinkle it with some coriander seed. Elisabeth and Bettina recommend having it the traditional Arabic way with a handful of nuts.

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For Elisabeth Gronau and Bettina Nowak, it all started with an orchard full of old apple varieties that were longing for pollination. The solution was obvious, of course. At first, keeping bees seemed like a bit of a crazy idea to the two of them, but with each passing day they grew fonder of these special little animals and the important role they play in our ecosystem.  Right from the start, Elisabeth and Bettina put their minds to the responsible and respectful treatment of animals and nature. In 2018, they finally joined the Bioland association. Bioland beekeeping standards go far beyond the requirements of EU regulations for organic foods and supports the ladies of Mädelfleiss in producing their amazing organic honey. Their bee colonies live in a lush community garden in Berlin Schöneberg, just a stone’s throw from a garden colony at Volkspark Schöneberg-Wilmersdorf. Within their usual 3km flight radius, there are also plenty of chestnut trees, the robinias of Akazienstraße and linden trees at the appropriately named Lindenstraße. By the way: urban beekeeping isn’t just some new hipster fad, but looks on a proud tradition of more than 150 years. The advantages of urban beekeeping are that there are no monocultures as there are in agricultural areas, abundant nectar all year round and no pesticides. Harvesting takes place three to five times a year, so that the entire flower diversity of Berlin with all its different nuances can be tasted in the Mädelfleiss’s delicious Berlin organic honeys.