100% RAW HONEY
Our bees create honey from foraging in the hilltops around Mount Malumla, Upper Rouchel in the Upper Hunter Region of NSW. Seasonal combinations bring rich, raw flavour to our honey. The flavour from each box varies, reflecting the blossom in season, carefully selected by clever bees, cared for by our family-owned, Australian business.
You may have heard that the Varroa mite has been detected at Newcastle Port and an NSW state-wide lockdown has been imposed by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to prevent hives from being moved (along with the potential spread of the Varroa mite).
Aptly named Varroa Destructor, it is an external parasitic mite that feeds on honey bees and causes varroosis. We are fortunate in that we don't move our hives very much, but our hearts go out to many beekeepers who rely on moving hives to chase blossom and perform crop cross-pollination.
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When you lift the lid, you catch the scent of blossom and clean, fresh air from the countryside at Mount Malumla and a flavour worth savouring. There is no heating during our natural extraction process and nothing added. Some of our honey will be more viscous and other, a little more runny, depending on what the bees have been feeding on.
The bulk of blossom is from the Eucalyptus (E) genus: Stringy Bark (E. obliqua); River Red Gum (E. camaldulensis); Forest Red Gum (E. tereticornis); Ribbon Gum (E. viminalis); Grey Gum (E. punctuate); Yellow Box (E. melliodora); Sydney Blue Gum (E. saligna); and White Box (E. albans).
There is also a hint of: Rough-barked Apple (Angophora floribunda); Blackberries (Rubus fruticosus); Black Boys (Xanthorrhoea australis); Wild Mustard (Brassica kaber); Scotch Thistle (Cirsium vulgare); Varigated Thistle (Silybum marianum); Saffron Thistle (Carthamus lanatus); and Dandelion (Taraxacum officianale).