• by Robin
  • December 20th, 2016


Our Manuka honey (Leptospermum Scorparium) comes from the World Heritage reserve in Tasmania’s western half. In the valleys and plains of the western forests, button grass and Manuka are the dominant species. The hives are moved in early December to the remote and beautiful western forests, and if the weather is kind and warm, Manuka will flower giving our bees their first honey crop of the season.

Our Manuka honey is made from bees gathering nectar in a World Heritage Area deep in some of the oldest living forests on earth that is pristine, and many kilometres away from civilisation. There are few places on earth like these ancient forests where our bees drink the cleanest water, breath the freshest air and gather nectar from Manuka trees to produce pure, raw, unheated, organic honey.

Manuka honey has received more attention in recent year due to research revealing that raw, unheated and untreated Manuka honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Our Manuka honey has been tested by the University of Technology, Sydney, and shown to have:

  • An MGO rating of minimum 75ppm which, according to the researchers, is above average.
  • An HMF honey freshness and excessive heating rating of the lowest possible score being 1ppm, because our honey is not heated at all and is fresh from hive to the jar.

Tasting notes: the honey produced is deep in colour, jelly like in texture with a rich caramel flavour and savoury aftertaste. Manuka honey has unique antibacterial and antifungal medicinal qualities. This honey is not only beneficial to your health, like all raw honey, but it’s delicious eaten any which way!