LEGENDARY "BLUE ZONE" HONEY
FROM THE ANCIENT HEALING ISLAND OF IKARIA
"WHERE PEOPLE FORGET TO DIE"
BLUE ZONE HONEY
"Honey from Ikaria contains anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is eaten often" says author Dan Beuttner, who names Ikaria one of the 5 "Blue Zones" in the world for longevity.
Ikaria Honey is of exceptionally high quality and is revered by the famously long-lived Ikarians, who consume it daily and believe it has remarkable healing properties.
This rare honey, perhaps the best in the world, is 100% pure, natural, unheated, and unpasteurized. Its special characteristics are a function of the unique environment in which the indigenous Ikarian bees gather their pollen.
Our beekeeper places the hives in pristine hard-to-reach mountainous areas where the bees feed on the native Ikarian pine, heather, and a broad range of native wildflowers and herbs.
Due to its mountainous and undulating rocky terrain, conventional commercial agriculture does not exist on the island of Ikaria, resulting in a very pristine environment.
Following a fascinating NY Times article on Ikaria, the island has received significant notoriety in recent years due to its inhabitants' superior health and longevity. The Ikarians, on average, outlive just about everyone else in the world and with a meaningfully lower incidence of age-related disease.
Research organized by Blue Zone expert Dan Buettner, and funded by National Geographic and AARP, found that 1 in 3 Ikarians reach the age of 90 compared to 1 in 9 in the US, with half the rate of heart disease, one-ninth the rate of diabetes, and 20 percent fewer cases of cancer.
Mr. Buettner is the author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest, where he explores Ikaria and other places where longevity is the norm.
During their research, what was most astonishing to Mr. Buettner and his team was that
"among the Islanders over 90, there was virtually no Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. In the US, more than 40 percent of people over 90 suffer some form of this devastating ailment."
LEARN ABOUT OUR IKARIA HONEY ON CBS SUNDAY MORNING!
"I was thrilled, and grateful, when CBS's London office contacted me for help with filming a special segment on Ikaria honey. I ended up with the behind-the-scenes job of lugging their heavy camera equipment throughout the rugged Ikaria terrain!"
"It was a great experience and you can view the episode here and see Antonis, our Ikaria beekeeper, hard at work."
Klio Founder - Steve Raftopoulos
Behind the scenes - filming with CBS in Ikaria
CBS Producer Mikaela Bufano directs camera man.
Up close shooting of Antonis our beekeeper, inspecting frames
My good friend, Diane Kochilas, serving CBS's Jonathan Vigliotti a honey platter. You can see more of Diane on her PBS series My Greek Table.
CBS camera man in protective gear. The guy that bossed me around during the two day shoot!:)
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