The design represents a top moment of natural creation: the collection of the flower powder that is to say the collection of pollen from the anthers of the stamens and of nectar from deep inside the calyx of the flower. It is a subtle process, almost, surgically accurate and one of the most significant moments of the regeneration of nature. In the process of collection the special structure of the body of the bees – a result of thousands of centuries of development - is pivotal. The worker bees are perfectly programmed collection and storage machines. The bees put the pollen in small baskets in their - especially adapted for this difficult task - hind legs. Before that comes what is known as the “bee dance” or the “waggle dance” back in their colony. The “bee dance” is a ritually designed system of symbolic communication and exchange of information about the location of resources that man managed to decode just a few decades ago.

    The scouts, after their exploratory travel, inform the collector bees, who gather around them with interest, about the exact distance, the direction, the location of resources in relation to the sun; they perform, with vibrations and recognizable patterns of movement, familiar to the colony, unique choreographies of localization.Although initially, this primary process of collection appears as an act of plundering, it is actually a fascinating act of physical transaction. The collector bees take the pollen and the nectar exchanging it with a gift in return: pollination. According to scientific research, the contribution of the bees to the protection of the environment and the completion of the biological cycle of the flowers is extremely important. It has been estimated that almost 80% of the pollination of the flowers from insects comes from the bees.

    We decided to focus on its visual identity….the illustration that will accompany it in every destination, as we wanted in this way to approach and also to narrate as best as possible this miracle world we live in. Rhyton works with the top Greek illustrator Alexis Marcou who is designing the visual image of its products. He has contributed in a unique way to the ingenious portrayal of our initial thoughts about the “touch” of the bees through his characteristic handling of subtle nuances of the shadows and colors.


Rhyton presents its new flavor destination: thyme honey, a honey of exceptional quality with a characteristic and distinct aroma. A unique blend of flowers and selected herbs that were interweaved by the breath of the Cretan land when it met the alluring breeze of the Cretan sea. Euphoria. Delight. Harmony. And a color like clear amber that sails in the table flow of flavors. It springs poetically like the rhythm of the lyrics of Cretan people, revealing its exceptional origins.

Thyme, sage, summer savory, heather, Cretan mount tea, marjoram, oregano and a plethora of other plants known for their healing and aromatic qualities, coming from the infinite palette of Cretan land. In every plant and every herb, in every season and every flowering of this land lives a special heritage that natural selection has generously offered us. A blooming ark of the local biodiversity that the beehives of model units bring with them; These permanent partners of Rhyton preserve with love and respect a craft coming from a long lived tradition.


The authentic story of the exquisite land products is innate in their place of origin, in the love and the ethos of the art of production and most of all in the preservation and unfolding of a fascinating culture of flavors.

Rhyton’s thyme honey is a characteristic example of a fascinating natural and cultural ecosystem in balance. Bees follow and search for the changes in nature, the weather, the rich flowering. A continuous pursuit of nectar and pollen guided by the natural sequence of seasons ensuring that the bees have the necessary nutritional and energy supplements to continue to realize their difficult task.

Cretan beekeeping, primarily nomadic, is based on a deep knowledge of local particularities, of the flora and the micro climate, in order to achieve - through the transfer of the bees by the producer - the most favorable production conditions. That is why it is not a coincidence that in Chania, the western part of Crete, a limited area of land which is nonetheless so rich in geological multiformity and tradition, a unique gastronomic culture has been developed. Rhyton, respecting local particularities, combines the unique natural wealth, the traditional beekeeping practices and the everlasting journey of bees offering a delightful and at the same time highly nutritional product.

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