"Go to your fields and gardens, and you shall learn it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower. But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee. For to the bee a flower is the fountain of life. And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love."

- Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet) 1923

HONEY VARIETIES

BLACK PEPPERMINT GUM
Eucalyptus amygdalina

Endemic to Tasmania
Wide-spread, common gum
Flowers only ever 7-12 years, early spring when winds or rain knocks blossoms out of trees
Full-bodied, bold, caramel hints
Dry sclerophyll forests

 

BLACKBERRY
Rubus fruticosus

Introduced plant
Light amber, sweet, buttery
Best honey to cook with
Riverbanks and wet Places

BUSH

Mixture of nectars, including eucalyptus, tea tree, leatherwood, native flowers
Full-flavoured, slightly tangy
Various wet and dry sclerophyll forests

 

LEATHERWOOD
Eucryphia lucida
Endemic to Tasmania
65 million years old
Flowers early Jan – Mid-April
70% Tasmania’s honey crop
Distinctive full-bodied spicy flavour and scent
High in anti-bacterial properties
Rainforest West Coast only
 

MANUKA
Leptospermum scoparium

Tea Tree, common in Tasmania
Anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, anti-septic,
anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties
Strong full taste
Coastal heath

 

PRICKLY BOX
Bursaria spinosa

Small white flowering tree with thorns
Prolific throughout the Tamar Valley
Blooms from December - January
Scientifically tested high in anti-oxidants
Rich, nutty flavor w/hints of butterscotch
Dry sclerophyll forests