The bees collect the honeydew from the pine trees and produce the honey . It is usually darker with a higher inorganic salt content, and has particular nutritional and therapeutic benefits. Its flavor is not as sweet as flower honey. Crystallization of the pine honey is fairly slow, since its natural glucose content is low. The nutritional value of the pine honey is high, due to the large number of different substances that are contained in its composition.
The trace minerals, which are in high concentrations, distinguish the pine honey as one of high nutritional value. It has a high content of metals mainly sodium, potassium, calcium, zinc. Has potent antimicrobial properties. It has antiseptic action, helps to fight inflammation and acts against cough and gout. It helps detoxify the body. It has been shown that it has antioxidant and hepato-protective action.