Honey Varieties / Seasonal Flavours
Have you ever wondered why honey tastes different and is available in different varieties/flavours?
The easiest way to think of it is similar to different smelling flowers. A clover flower smells completely different from a eucalyptus tree which also means that the nectar from each flower also produces different types of nectar and hence honey variety.
Our bees roam the untouched pristine bushland on the South Coast and Southern Highlands of NSW collecting pure and natural nectar which is then converted to honey. Depending on what flowers the bees have collected nectar from will depend on what variety / flavour of honey that is produced. Different regions have different flowers in bloom at different times of the year. So depending on the location and time of year, will depend on what honey variety is harvested.
As mentioned above, the honey varieties/flavours offered by us are dependent on what is flowering. We specialise in great tasting gourmet honeys dictated mainly by Australian native plants.
Listed below are descriptions of the honey varieties that we have available at different times of the year. You may like to choose the honey variety you prefer. By using our Orders section, you will find our Online Shopping Cart option – allowing you to choose your preferred honey variety when you place your order.
Honey Varieties / Flavours Descriptions
All of our honey varieties taste fantastic and are very unique – guaranteed to tantalise your tastebuds. The list below is a guide to what you can expect from our honey varieties:-
Harvested from Salvation Jane flowers. This honey is a very mild, sweet, soft and light honey. It has a lovely texture and taste and is great for those who particularly love Yellow Box or Ironbark.
Harvested from the Yellow Box tree, this is a very soft, mellow and light honey. Most people associate this flavour as an everyday honey.
Ironbark (Narrowleaf) – AVAILABLE NOW
Harvested from nectar collected from the Ironbark (Narrowleaf) Tree. This is a beautifully, soft and mellow honey, with a similar strength to Yellow Box but with a slight toffee flavour. Generally lighter in colour, it is extremely versatile and especially enjoyed by kids.
A beautiful, smooth honey with a distinct flavour allowing you to experience a great tasting honey which is light to medium in flavour and very enjoyable.
This honey is a light to light/medium strength and colour. It has a beautiful and appetising light and almost honeycomb hint to it. Definitely a great choice for children or fussy honey eaters and is sure to appeal to the whole family.
Light to Medium Flavour
Our Mixed Gum can change regularly as it usually reflects the change over of flora seasons ie. when two trees are flowering at once in the same area. Generally these honeys are medium tasting and medium to dark in colour, depending on what is harvested.
Harvested from the Blue Gum tree, this a great tasting, medium strength honey for all honey lovers. Great in hot drinks, for cooking or on your warm toast.
Spotted Gum – AVAILABLE NOW
Harvested from the Spotted Gum Tree, a very unique and different honey variety. A mild to medium flavour with a light to medium colour. Spotted Gum only flowers every 4 years so this honey is only periodically available.
Medium to Rich Flavour
Harvested from nectar collected from the Bloodwood Tree. This is a very flavoursome, medium to rich honey variety. Generally medium to darker colour honey.
Harvested from the Blackbutt Tree, a similar flavour to Bloodwood. Still uniquely different in its own right and very nice. Not quite as rich as Bloodwood but still a great medium flavour.
Mixed Gum (Apple Blossom)
Leaning more towards the medium flavour, this honey is also light to medium in colour and very flavoursome.
Harvested from the Stringy Bark tree, this is a medium to rich honey variety. Generally medium to darker colour honey, it is very pleasant tasting and enjoyed by all those who try it. Ideal for adding to tea, water or any drink. Great on toast.