The Queen Bee

We’ve all heard of the matriarchal bee, the queen bee, we’ve probably named the odd person a queen bee but do we actually know who she is? The queen bee is typically a mated, adult bee that is often the mother of almost all the bees in a hive. Her main feature, accessory and weapon is a…

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Mind your own Beeswax

Our hives are buzzing with colonies of talented little bees making our pure Tasmanian honey and beeswax. Although honey is our bread and butter, we are continuously fascinated by the creations of our skilful bees – most notably, beeswax. Why bees make beeswax Bees naturally produce beeswax to build their hexagonal combs to raise their…

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Honey dippers

Leatherwood Honey Dippers

Is there anything better than sticking a honey dipper into a fresh pot of Tasmanian Leatherwood honey and drizzling it over some porridge or toast? Leatherwood honey is unique to Tasmania and comes from the Leatherwood Tree (Eucryphia Lucida) that grows in the moist understory of the wild rainforests on the west coast of Tasmania….

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Harvesting Leatherwood Honey in Tasmania

Leatherwood honey, a Tasmanian icon (beekeeping in the antipodes). Where do you find Leatherwood Honey? Any observation of beekeeping in Tasmania is synonymous with the unique honey produced here called Leatherwood, a name derived from the “leathery” texture of the wood. This species forms part of the genus Eucryphia of which there are seven sub-species…

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Tasmanian Active Honey

All pure wild honey is known to possess a range of health properties. A number of studies have shown that honey contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals as well as antioxidants and probiotics. Honey’s composition also makes it an effective antimicrobial agent, useful for treating burns, cuts and for aiding the…

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Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey

Tasmanian leatherwood honey is unique to Tasmania and a product we hold close to our heart. Below are the 4 reasons why we feel so privileged to be a creator of Tasmanian Leatherwood honey. Natural Antioxidant Originally known as an ‘ambrosia of the gods’, honey is now known to have high levels of anti-oxidants that…

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