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With an ancient tradition of honey production, Sicily is a special place for honey lovers. Two thousand years ago, Marcus Varro wrote of the Thyme honey of Sicily being the best of all honeys.

Honey, known to the most ancient civilisations, has been produced in Sicily for thousands of years, but its flavour has changed over the centuries. This is not to suggest that the bees (the productive "Italian" variety Apis Mellifera Ligustica known the world over) have changed their methods. It's the flowers that have changed. In antiquity, wild flowers were the main source of nectar in Sicily, and in most other regions. The honey known in Italy as millefiori ("thousands of flowers") reflects this ancient heritage.