Honey is considered to be the worlds most ancient of sweeteners and has been used across the millennia. Aristole called it the nectar of the Gods. Greek mythology tells that Zeus was raised on honey.
The Greeks love honey - drizzled over their rich creamy yogurt, soaked in cakes, and pastries - loukamades (honey puff balls) melamacarano (honey macaroon cookies) sesame and honey bars.
From ancient times honey has not only been used as a sweetener but as a natural beauty agent, and in some cultures used for its medicinal attributions. I did a post here on the medicinal wound healing qualities of Mānuka Honey.
Honey contains small amounts of a wide array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants too.
At the honey co-operative we were asked if we knew what these were? Which of course we did, they are so similar to our own bee skep.
The Greek skeps appear to be made of cane then covered in clay whilst ours is made of straw woven together with cane.