Ginza Hachimitsu – a golden treasure made with nectar from the Imperial grounds and surrounding areas

Source: grapee.jp

Honey is Mother Nature’s gift of gold. But in a world where urbanisation is fast taking over the natural world, our hard working honey bees are facing threats bigger than ever before.

When it comes to urban living, Tokyo is the world’s largest metropolitan area; and with little green space available amongst the jungle of concrete, you may be surprised to hear how one NPO is successfully raising honey bees right in the center of the city.

The Ginza Honey Bee Project, which started in 2006, aims to connect people with nature and lead society to a more sustainable future. Since its establishment, the Ginza Honey Bee Project has connected more than 18,000 people in the community through apiary tours and honey-extracting experiences.
A pioneer of urban beekeeping, the project works alongside honeybees to conserve biodiversity and ecosystems within modern environments. At the same time, the project provides environmental education to both children and adults, tackles local issues, promotes urban development and increases green spaces amongst the concrete.

Now the Ginza Honey Bee Project is ready to share the fruits of their labor with you, in the form of environmentally friendly honey produced from the nectar of flowers from Hibiya Park, Hama Rikyu and the Imperial Palace.
Made using nectar from the plants of the Imperial household, the honey from the Ginza Honey Bee Project is really and truly a golden treasure that will make mouths water.

Ginza Sakura Nectar

Price: 8,640 yen
The nectar used to produce this honey was collected by the honeybees back in spring during the sakura season. That means this honey is the earliest honey to have been produced in Japan this year, having been first collected on the 6th of April.
A fragrant honey, you can almost feel the cherry blossoms blooming in your mouth with every spoonful.

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