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Where is our honey from?

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Perhaps, the most common question we receive.

Our honey comes from Kyrgyzstan, country not known to many people, yet so impressive and diverse.

Kyrgyzstan is located in Central Asia with an unbelievable 90% of the country’s territory covered by mountains. Dramatic weather conditions and high altitudes created an astonishingly rich diversity of plant and animal life. Botanical diversity, a secret of the great taste of our Wildflower Mountain Honey, is immense with around 400 species exclusive to Kyrgyzstan only.

To find out more about our Sainfoin White Honey, click here and discover rare Sainfoin flower also known as holy hay.

Kyrgyzstan is a country of Nomadic people whose hospitality combined with untouched wildness of this extraordinary land makes this country one of the few off-the-beaten-path places to explore.

More Interesting facts:

  • 🐝Yssyk-Kul - the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and second largest alpine lake in the world, is located at an altitude of 1,607 m above sea level in the northeastern part of the country. Even though it is surrounded by mountains, Issyk-Kul never freezes.
  • 🐝Arslanbob Valley - the largest single natural source of walnuts on Earth! Arslanbob area covers over 600,000 hectares and produces up to 1,500 tons of walnuts every year. On top of that Arslanbob produces over 5,000 tons of apples, pistachios, and cherry plums every year.
  • 🐝Inylchek Glacier -  ranks as the sixth longest non-polar glacier in the world and the largest glacier in Kyrgyzstan. Almost 100 km long and covering the area of over 800 square km, it is located at the extremely high altitude at the north eastern part of the country. The glacier has two peaks over 7,000m and 23 peaks over 6,000m.

Thanks to BAL.HONEY you can taste a bit of Kyrgyzstan at your doorstep, if you feel like you want to explore more that that, visit Kyrgyzstan (visa free for UK passport holders) and don’t forget to share your experience with us. We’d love to hear from you!

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