Nectar Of The Gods

For centuries, it was called the nectar of the Gods. Rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids and proline, Elvish honey dates back to the 17th century B.C. Colchis Empire. Ancient Laz Tribes used it to cure diseases, boost immunity, fight aging, and as an aphrodisiac.

Cultivated high in the untouched mountains of Arhavi and produced by a colony of Caucasian wild bees that pollinate from medicinal, endemic herbs and plants, the majority of Elvish honey’s annual production is reserved for pharmaceutical companies. The Elvish honey name translates as “Fairy Honey” and is a legendary, ancient nickname for the densest, highest, and most magical honey harvested in the northeast Black Sea.

Mad honey aka Elvish Honey originated in the Black Sea region, Eastern of Turkey. For this, bees collect nectar from Rhododendron flowers. The nectar of some flowers contains a natural neurotoxin called Grayanotoxin.

Elvish is also known as cave honey, however, there is no extraction evidence or harvest proof that there ever was honey extracted from a 1000-meter-deep cave. Today there are no cave extractions being done in the Caucasian region. All that being said, we are proud to offer you our honey, in the same geography pollinated by the endangered species of Caucasian bees at 1800 meter altitude.

As a local born-and-raised Laz explorer, we have visited every village, mountain top, and cave to extract and harvest the best honey of this ancient region. Our product is the closest honey that can be found in this region to the legend of Elvish honey, the nectar of the gods. This bottle is 150mg of only a 10kg harvest that we can share with the world. Suggested usage is one teaspoon on an empty stomach.​


Why is Elvish honey so special?


Caucasian Mountain Grey Bees (Apis Melifara Caucasica) inhabit Elvish hives. Black Sea, Turkey is the homeland of the well-known Caucasian Grey Bee. The complex climate has paved the way for the breed’s evolution. At an average length of 7.2 millimeters, over half a millimeter longer than that of other honeybees, the Caucasian bee’s tongue can reach nectar that its competitors cannot. This bee species also flies earlier, later, and in cooler conditions. Combining these traits with its high resistance and docility, the Caucasian Gray Bee has an outstanding ability to obtain nectar from more types of flowers and in larger volumes.

Where do we source Elvish honey?

The Arhavi is a historical region in Northeastern Turkey, known for its beauty, subtropical landscapes, 121 km coastline, forested green hills, and mountains. The mountains, which reach over 3,000 meters, are home to dozens of mineral water springs, deep river gorges, breathtaking waterfalls, and charming remote villages.

The region is well-known for its rich cultural heritage. However, its main treasure is its people with their strong traditions, and ELVISH is one of them. Arhavi has one of 34 biodiversity hotspots in the world, determined according to the importance of its biodiversity and its danger of extinction. These spots are particularly biologically rich, but at the same time, endangered. The region is particularly diverse and often called a “museum of nature.” It has survived glaciation and preserved unique species of flora and fauna, many of which are not found in any other part of the world.

Our Heritage


For centuries, Elvish honey has been known for its healing properties in the Black Sea region. Our honey comes from the Arhavi area in Artvin, Originated from the Colchis Empire — today known as Laz.

Despite severe climate and harsh geographical conditions, Lazs has existed on this land for centuries. They need to be strong, energetic, and healthy to survive. But how can they manage to survive those difficult circumstances? So far, only a very small group of people knew their secrets. The Lazs have endured many generations of hereditary diseases, germs, and viruses by applying this secret.

The answer was very simple, but it was difficult even for them to achieve it. They had to consume one spoonful of this honey, which originates only in high altitudes and purified regions. They were feeding their children this honey. If they got sick, they healed the ailments with this honey. This helped them raise healthier, longer-lasting individuals. This culture was passed down from generation to generation.

At Elvish, we will be happy to present this secret to you.