Jarrah honey comes from white flowers of the Jarrah tree which is a unique species related to the eucalyptus tree and grows only in southwest of Western Australia. The Jarrah Tree blooms with fragrant flowers only once every 2 years. Jarrah trees can live 1000 years and grow up to 50 meters in height and up to 3 meters in width. The Jarrah forest in Western Australia is protected by the Australia’s Laws and Regulations which are set to ensure that no man-made substances especially pesticides and fertilizers are used on the forest.
The giant Karri tree is the world’s third tallest tree. The Karri tree can grow up to a height of up to 80 meters and is only found in the south-west of Western Australia. Karri trees produce a mildly fragrant flower, which gives our bees the ability to produce a truly delicious and smooth tasting honey. Karri trees only flower once every 7-10 years, making Karri honey very rare and extremely sought after.
Red Gum Honey
Our Red Gum honey is produced from Western Australia’s majestic Red Gum trees. Beekeepers especially prize the Red Gum honey flower. Its pollen and nectar support the bees to make healthy and strong breeding hives. High in antioxidants, Red Gum honey has a thick constituency, bold taste, and a distinctive aroma. The Red Gum honey is an ideal ‘spoonful a day’ honey. With an activity level of TA 35+, which makes it one of the world’s most potent honey.
Blackbutt honey is a dark coloured honey with a unique rounded and full-bodied flavour unlike any other Eucalypt honey. It is sourced from the Blackbutt Eucalyptus tree found in Western Australia. The trees grow in moist soils, usually near riverbeds. The honey is typically collected during December to February. Our honey is harvested from a green and clean environment. We use no chemicals or pesticides. Our honey is guaranteed 100% natural and we pride ourselves in selling only export quality pure honey.
Red Gum Honeycomb
Our Red Gum honeycomb has very high activity levels (TA 30+). Sealed in its most nutritious form, these hexagonal cells are packed with antioxidants, pollen, enzymes, and microbial cultures making it a great medicinal product for preventing colds, supporting the immune system and promoting healthy glucose metabolism.
Our Red Gum honeycomb is 100% natural and unprocessed and our proprietary production method allows it to be packaged untouched by human hands.
Consuming honeycomb helps to soften, protect and repair skin cells from UV ray damage. Honeycomb is also an effective oral cleaner, cleaning gums and teeth and removing plaque.
Manuka vs Jarrah
Manuka honey is derived from nectar of Manuka tree and is said to have antibacterial properties, meaning that it can kill or inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria. However, Jarrah and Red Gum honeys are said to have antimicrobial properties, meaning that they can kill or inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria as well as viruses and fungi. Jarrah and Red Gum honeys also contain three times as many immune system supporting antioxidants than Manuka honey.
Who should avoid honey?
Avoid giving honey to infants, they should never consume any kind of raw honey, or honey products, including processed or baked goods. This is because until they reach one year of age, they are at risk of a serious complication called infant botulism. Once children reach one year of age, their digestive systems are usually developed enough to process honey safely. Whilst Honey generally is said to have a lower glycemic index than sugar, those with diabetes should consult their doctor before consuming honey.
Our hives are located in pristine, unpolluted, and disease-free locations throughout Western Australia. All our honey is 100% pure, natural, and raw. We do not add any chemicals, flavoring, additives or preservatives and we do not heat treat the honey. That way you get all the natural goodness and healing properties our honey has to offer. All our honey undergoes rigorous inspection and analysis for its activity level (TA) and backed by the official results of tests conducted by the National Measurement Institute, an Australian Government body, where samples from each batch of honey or honeycomb are tested in accordance with strict ISO and IEC standards. Each sample of our honey or honeycomb undergoes a microbial inhibition test (MIT) to determine its total antimicrobial activity. Each jar of our honey is provided with an independent laboratory test certificate, certificate of authenticity and a warranty certificate.
What is TA?
Australian honey is graded according to their TA (Total Activity) Which is similar to UMF/MGO rating in Manuka honey. It is the measurement in effectiveness of a honey at killing bacteria. For example, a TA of 20+ is equivalent to UMF/MGO of 829, the higher the TA number, the greater the antimicrobial power. When bees produce Jarrah, Red Gum or Karri honey after foraging on the native Western Australian trees, they add an enzyme called glucose oxidase. The glucose oxidase reacts with the glucose and the oxygen in the water that are both present in the honey to produce hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is a potent antimicrobial agent that can help healing wounds, sore throats, and coughs.
The truth about TA
Claims about TA are sometimes misleading and may be exaggerated by certain vendors. Vendors who advertise the TA of their honey or honeycomb must mention the measured TA figure on each jar of honey or honeycomb, along with their relevant batch number. Be extra cautious about any false claims of TA! If you are unsure of the authenticity of a TA figure, don’t hesitate to ask the vendor for a copy of the activity test result.