It constitutes about 65% of the total honey production in Greece and comes from the honey
secretions of the insect Marchalina hellenica. Pine honey is considered a honey of high nutritional value,
which is indicative of the high percentage of ash it has. This is mainly due to the large number of
different substances present in its composition. Of these substances, minerals and trace elements
predominate (calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, etc.), which are found in large concentrations in
Greek pine honey.