It makes up 65% of the total produce of the Greek pine honey and it is produced by the honeydew effluence of an insect called archalina hellenica which parasites the allepo pines and the pinus brutia pines.
The pure pine honey is darker than the thyme honey. The honey which is harvested in spring has a lighter and clearer complexion than the one harvested in autumn.
The pine honey has a distinctive scent and a thick texture due to the low content of sugars.
It is not very sweet. Particularly the Greek pine honey owes its high nutritional value to a great variety of substances, mainly micronutrients.