Our Honey Varieties
Jarrah Eucalyptus marginata
Sourced from forest and farms near Nannup, Dwellingup and Harvey
Jarrah is Western Australias most prized honey. It’s flavours are reminiscent of butterscotch and caramel. It’s a dark and rich honey that is slow to crystalise if it does at all. It was the first honey in Western Australia to be recognised for it’s antimicrobial properties. It flowers every second year and sadly does not always yield nectar for honey. We are unfortunately losing our Jarrah forests to climate change, dieback, mining, fires and logging. Jarrah honey is also difficult to collect. All these facts combine to make it rare. Research indicates that it has high antimicrobial levels making it a perfect medicinal honey. While there are other medicinal honeys, this is still the favourite one people turn to.
Flowers in November and December. Has a bi-annual flowering cycle. Flowers can be fragile and damaged by heat or rain. The most highly prized of honeys in West Australia and a perpetual frustration to beekeepers.
Blackbutt (Forest) Eucalyptus patens
Sourced from farms near Manjimup, Yallingup, Harvey and Dwellingup
Rich tones of treacle and toffee. A dark honey. Lathered on fresh scones or fresh bread. With butter or cream it’s a great combination. A very tasty treat on porridge.
Flowers late December to mid January. Has a bi-annual flowering cycle. Unfortunately it rarely makes enough nectar to collect as a honey. Very Rare. As exclusive as Jarrah- just not as expensive.
Karri Eucalyptus diversicolour
Sourced around Northcliffe and Pemberton.
Karri is one of our favourite honeys. It has a subtle buttery bouquet and light youthful flavour. Perfect in Coffee or on fresh hot white bread. Karri is highly prized for its subtle delicate flavour and rare because it only flowers significantly every 7 or more years. It’s a light golden colour and leaves a soft buttery sweet flavour on the palate. Fill up your crumpets…
Can flower in different parts of the forrest irregularly through the year but the best Karri is collected from December through January and sometimes up until April. Karri is a specialist luxury honey. Don’t tell anyone about it so theres some left for next time.
Redgum Eucalyptus calophylla
Sourced from farms in the Cape Naturaliste region
Like Jarrah, Redgum honey has recently been proven to have very high antimicrobial properties. Regardless of this fact, we think it is a great multipurpose honey. It has a robust rounded flavour and it should be your first stop as a value honey for well being. It is often thick, definitely the choice for lemon and ginger tea and will crystalise.
Flowers February to March (sometimes flowers during December and January)
Australian Bush a seasonal eucalyptus honey
Sourced on our journeys around the state
We often move our bees with honey from one forrest to another and end up with a blend. Sometimes other things might be flowering at the same time in a Karri, Marri, Jarrah or Wandoo forrest and it’s not up to our rigourous quality standards for a perfect varietal.
You may ask “How do you know what the bees are feeding on? ” and truthfully we can’t always say. Our Australian bush honey will always be predominantly a Eucalyptus honey collected in Summer and Autumn
Eucalyptus Forest Flowers from December to March
Peppi (Western Leatherwood) Agonis flexuosa
Sourced on the coastal plain south of Mandurah and in our case around Cape Naturaliste
An iconic flavour and aroma – Peppi is popular because it is really different. Like it’s namesake from Tasmania, coastal peppi is unique. Research into it properties is on it’s way, however, for people with allergies, this is our recommended honey to help minimise hayfever spring.
Coastal Peppi flowers from mid to late spring. The best honey for allergy sufferers.
Our Spring Honey. Sourced from the wildflower coasts of WA.
This honey usually has a distinctive fruity flavour, a result of the bees searching in an abundant areas of biodiversity. Every year brings its own flavours depending on what thrives and the bees take a liking to. Generally, the honey will crystalise fairly quickly. A superb honey for fruit salads, granola and yohgurt, chia cups, salad dressings and BBQ’s.
We head North to the coast from June to October.
Our shipping packs are delivered Australia wide by Australia Post or local couriers.
Beekeeper direct raw honey sourced from regional Western Australia
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