The Protected Geographical
Indication Miel de Galicia (Honey from Galicia) covers the honey obtained from the
Galician beekeeping, which comes from moveable beehives and is obtained by decanting
or centrifugation. This honey is presented to the consumer in liquid or
solid (crystallized or creamy) state and retaining all its natural properties.
The area of production, processing
and packaging of the honey protected by the PGI Miel de Galicia covers the
whole of the Autonomous Community of Galicia.
According to its
botanical origin, the honey from Galicia can be classified as follows:
honey possesses from light to dark colours. The flavour varies depending on
the degree of persistence and intensity of the prevailing blooming and always
have floral or fruity overtones.
Chesnut honey: It is dark amber, may have reddish tones. They are generally
liquid honeys, very delayed crystallization process, malting intense and
persistent smell and with light salty notes.
Eucalyptus honey: amber, waxy aromas and taste light
and slightly persistent.
Bush Honey: amber to dark amber, strongly fruity flavour, particularly
sweet and fruity aroma.
Technical data (2014)
- Marketed production: 297.8 tonnes
- Beekeepers: 313
- Packers: 37
- Economic value: 2.08 million euros