Cedar honey

May 6, 2012  •  Category: ,


Just like any other natural product, there is honey and then there is honey. This one aptly called Cedar honey comes from bees pollinating in one of the Cedar tree Reserves in Lebanon from two thousand-year old trees and more than 550 types of plants and herbs.

This honey can even be consumed by diabetics. According to the forest ranger three tablespoons of this honey will, after a ten day regimen,  lower bad cholesterol, improve memory, stamina and strengthen immunity. It is one of the purest honeys you will ever taste.

Photos were taken in the Shouf Reserve where cedar honey is produced. 


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  1. Alice says:

    j’adore la photo! the background gives it such a nice feeling

  2. Sarah Galvin (All Our Fingers in the Pie) says:

    It sounds wonderful. I have never seen it in the stores. Can it be purchased?

    • Joumana says:

      @Sarah and Arlette: buyLebanese.com may carry it or ask at your local Middle-Eastern store. One idea I have had is to carry these types of hard-to-find foods on my blog and sell them through the blog..I am still investigating this!

  3. deana says:

    I love evergreen honey… the most fantastic dark flavor. Cedar honey must be amazing… now you have me wondering where to find it!!

  4. Mira says:

    Beautiful Joumana!! One of my favorite reserves in Lebanon!! I also love the Ehden reserve.. The smell of cedar and pine is still fresh in my head from some 10 years ago.

  5. Arlette says:

    Great Post Joumana,
    Never heard of this honey before… is it easy to get???

  6. Belinda @zomppa says:

    Wow – that flavor must be so subtle and deep.

  7. Karen says:

    What lovely photos…especially the first.

  8. srourelmasri says:

    hello there iam srourelmasri welcome all

  9. Hanan says:

    Wow, super nice photo! Will definitely buy this honey whenever I see it!

  10. Melissa says:

    The honey looks so luscious in the sunlight on the terra cotta ladle! Am fascinated by the medical statements and would like to know more about Cedar Honey from Lebanon. I am using a spray propolis on a rash, and am getting really good results. Propolis and royal jelly from Cedar Honey must be very special. Tell us more. Take your time! 🙂

  11. Murasaki Shikibu says:

    The honey looks awesome. I would love to buy a jar of this. mmm….

  12. Kitchen Butterfly says:

    What awesome produce there is – the abundance and variety of honey flavours in the world is wonderful. I love the photos too

  13. Susan says:

    This honey must be amazing with all of those benefits 🙂 I’d love to taste it!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Diabetics, beware! This statement is NOT true: “This honey can even be consumed by diabetics”.

    This is regular honey. The bees carry the pollen from normal sources in neighboring fields and use the cedar tree as a hive. Nothing more.

    There is absolutely nothing special about this honey from the nutritional perspective when compared to what you buy at your local grocery store.

    • Joumana says:

      @Anonymous: I am merely transcribing what the forest ranger told me. I would like to add that bees that pollinate in a clean, untouched, even wild area that is protected and in which two-thousand year-old tree are encouraged to grow along with wild birds (such as eagles), wild plants (of which a large portion are medicinal), cannot compare with the ones that pollinate in a polluted environment. You may not be aware of this, but even plants, flowers and trees especially are affected by pollution. Honey as a result is different depending on the area.
      This honey was submitted to the Environment Core laboratory at the American University of Beirut (founded 1866); I would be happy to provide a copy of this lab’s report for your perusal.This report analyzed every component of the honey including its glucose, sucrose and fructose content.
      The phone number of the laboratory is (961) 01 350-000, X4858/59/60 and their e-mail is corelabs@aub.edu.lb

  15. Devaki says:

    You are absolutely right Joumana – there is honey and then there is honey. This in the terracotta pot looks beautiful. And my parents also swear by its antiseptic qualities – brilliant for ulcers.

    Love your Beirut & ethnic posts.

    chow:) Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  16. Gerard Babikian says:

    Hi Joumana. I am writing from Montreal Canada. I saw your article about the Lebanese Cedar honey. I am very much interested to receive a copy of the test result of this honey. I do buy canadian honey, thyme honey from Greece and spain as well the more expensive Manuka honey of Newsyland. I only use Good honey for myself and the family, i am vegan and take care of my health.
    I thank you for your posting and your help is greatly appreciated.
    Best regards and heavenly blessings. Gerard.

    • Joumana Accad says:

      Hello Gerard,

      I happen to live close (about 40 minutes) to the Chouf Reserve in Deir el Qamar and was planning a trip there tomorrow. I will ask them how I can get a copy of the lab results. I know they had it on their jar at one time. Will report back.

  17. Gerard says:

    Hello Jumana i hope is well with you. I think you were not able to find me a copy of the test result of your lebanese Cedar honey! If it is unavalable i will not bother you anymore, thanks for trying. Best regards.

  18. Pierre says:

    Is this honey available in London? Or can it be bought from Lebanon and sent to London?

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  20. Maureen says:

    Do u ship to Sydney australia as I would like to buy the cedar honey

  21. Jay Cee says:

    Hello, I’m wondering if you have any lab results or doctor statements stating that this honey can be consumed by diabetics. I really appreciate your help.
    Thank you

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