Tradition of selling honey and bee products at Aromatica Herbal Pharmacy in Sarajevo
Ever since 1988, when we opened our first store in Sarajevo, named Herbal Pharmacy Dr Hasanagic at that time, genuine natural honey always has a special status as part of our range of local products. Each honey came directly from the honey farm and from the beekeepers we knew personaly.
Dr. Enes Hasanagic was friends with Niaz Abadzic, a well-known journalist and naturalist who has authored several books on bees and honey, such as: The Honey Pharmacy, Bees and Health, and The Secrets of Bee Honey. They also worked on a TV series called "Living with Nature."
Since then, we have remained true to the local beekeepers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and their true honey. Aromatica Herbal Pharmacy does not sell imported or industrial honey.
How do we choose Honey to Offer in Aromatics?
Each honey and the other bee products must be tested before they appears on the shelves of our shop. We regularly visit honey farms and beekeepers and reserve the best honey to offer in Aromatica.
Try before you buy. Every honey can be tested directly in our herbal and honey shop.
LARGE SELECTION OF HONEY AND HONEY PRODUCTS IN THE NEW AROMATIC LOCATION
New location and a new, larger, selection of quality honey and bee products. Visit our second location at Gazi Husrev-begova 20, in Baščaršija (Also known as Zlatarska Street). Honey from Kupres, Grmeč, Strmica, Roško Polje, Cincar mountains. Testing the quality and taste of our honeys is always possible. In addition to quality and tested honey, we also offer royal jelly, propolis and other bee products.
Our honey selection is not always the same and depends on the season
- Herzegovinian cold pressed honey Aromatica - Roško Polje
- Herzegovinian honey between Aromatica - Roško Polje
- Cold-pressed meadow honey Aromatica - up to 750 meters above sea level from the vicinity of Livno
- Vrcani meadow honey Aromatica - up to 750 meters above sea level from the vicinity of Livno
- Cold pressed mountain honey Aromatica from Cincar mountain up to 1200 altitude
- Vrcani mountain honey Aromatica from Cincar mountain up to 1200 altitude
- Cold pressed forest honey Aromatica - Grmeč mountain
- Vrcani forest honey Aromatica - Grmeč mountain
- Honey from thorns cold pressed from Cincar mountain (Trnka is a hive made of woven rye straw. An old way of beekeeping without frames)
- Cold pressed heather honey Aromatica - Cincar mountain
- Acacia honey Aromatica - Grahovo, mountain Strmica
- Heather honey vrcani Aromatica - Surroundings of Livno
- Heather honey cold pressed Aromatica - Surroundings of Livno
- Colic meadow flower honey - Treskavica Mountain
- Delic meadow flower honey - Bjelasnica mountain
- Meadow flower honey Bilic - Kupres region
- Mountain honey Colic - Treskavica mountain
- Delic Mountain Honey - Bjelasnica Mountain
- Sage honey Bilic - Ljubuski, Herzegovina
- Sage honey Barzut - Trebinje, Herzegovina
- Heather honey Bilic - Ljubuski, Herzegovina
- Heather honey Barzut - Trebinje, Herzegovina
- Uncle's Suleiman Mountain Honey - Romania Mountain (limited quantity, 120 to 200 kilograms per year)
- Chestnut honey Haris Redžić - Sanski Most region
- Linden honey Delic
- Forest honey Delić
- Forest honey Bilic
- Acacia honey Colic
- Acacia honey Delic
Honey as a medicine and a source of strength and life
Honey in Bosnia and Herzegovina is not just a food item. This precious bee product holds a special place in the life of every resident. The mythological and even spiritual status of honey in our region comes from its medicinal values and use since ancient times. There is almost no disease or health problem where honey or other bee products do not have their application.
Unfortunately, the high demand and demand for honey has brought to the market large quantities of counterfeit and poor quality honey. This is not only the case in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but throughout the world. This is the reason that at Aromatika we only offer honey from local and proven beekeepers.
If you didn't know ... A few facts about honey
- Real honey crystallizes. That is, it turns from its liquid to solid state. Some people wrongly use term, "honey has become sugar", suggesting that such honey is no longer good. This is apsolutly not true. Crystallization is a normal process in almost every honey and does not change quality of honey.
- Crystallized honey is of the same quality as non-crystallized.
- Crystallized honey can become liquid again by heating, but it can lose its healing effect if the melting temperature is too high.
- Honey should not be given to children under one year of age.
- The honey should not be heated above 40 ° C (104 ° F). When heated above that temperature, medicinal enzymes are lost.
- Pasteurization of honey is, to put it simply, nonsense. Aromatica does not sell pasteurized honey.
- Honey has a very long shelf life. It has been reported that amphorae have been found in Egypt with 2000 or 3000 year old honey still in use.
A little tip if you are not a fan of crystallized honey
We mentioned earlier that crystallization of honey is a normal process and does not impair the quality of honey. Some honey crystallize faster and some more slowly. For example, sage honey will crystallize more slowly than meadow honey.
What to do when honey crystallizes?
It is common for the honey to warm up until it dissolves and goes back to liquid state. This method will do the job, but honey heated above 40 ° C (104 ° F) will lose its healing properties. Plus, it will probably crystallize again after a while.
Make so-called creamy honey!
The process is simple. Transfer the crystallized honey from the jar to a container that is suitable for use with a mixer. Glass would be ideal, but you can also use plastic. If the honey is too hard, break it up a bit and soften it with a spoon. Then mix it with a mixer on low speed. After a while, the honey will turn to a creamy state. It'll be kind of Nutella consistency. In this process, the honey will become lighter, in some cases almost white.
Return it to the original jar. You have wonderful honey that is neither too liquid nor firm. Ideal for spreading on bread or always popular and unavoidable licking from a spoon.