Lisa Ertl’s country honey comes from her 4 bee colonies in the Lower Lusatia, a deserted, sandy, barren landscape amidst pine forests. The agricultural land within the flight radius of the bees is not cultivated with foliage plants. Therefore the bees mainly fly to the wildflowers and trees of the surrounding areas.
This clear honey has a delicate floral fruity aroma. Due to the high amount of black locust tree there is none to very little crystallisation which keeps the honey super smooth. It is usually harvested by Lisa directly after the extraction of honey by the end of June.
Lisa regards honey as a sensually perceptible aggregate of the bees’ situation and their environmental conditions. Against the backdrop of large-scale climatic changes in the Anthropocene, she came up with the idea compare honeys from a specific site across several years. Can we detect a difference between honeys from dry or humid, hot or cool years? Can a persistently high alert for forest fires be tasted?
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German bee honey