Our bees create honey from foraging in the hilltops around Mount Malumla, Upper Rouchel in ​the Upper Hunter Region of NSW.Seasonal combinations bring rich, raw flavour to our ​honey. The flavour from each box varies, reflecting the blossom in season, carefully selected ​by clever bees, cared for by our family-owned, Australian business.

You may have heard that the Varroa mite has been detected at Newcastle Port and an NSW ​state-wide lockdown has been imposed by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to ​prevent hives from being moved (along with the potential spread of the Varroa mite).

Aptly named Varroa Destructor, it is an external parasitic mite that feeds on honey bees and ​causes varroosis. We are fortunate in that we don't move our hives very much, but our hearts ​go out to many beekeepers who rely on moving hives to chase blossom and perform crop ​cross-pollination.

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When you lift the lid, you catch the scent of blossom and clean, fresh air from the countryside ​at Mount Malumla and a flavour worth savouring.There is no heating during our natural ​extraction process and nothing added. Some of our honey will be more viscous and other, a ​little more runny, depending on what the bees have been feeding on.

The bulk of blossom is from the Eucalyptus (E) genus: Stringy Bark (E. obliqua); River Red ​Gum (E. camaldulensis); Forest Red Gum (E. tereticornis);Ribbon Gum (E. viminalis);Grey ​Gum (E. punctuate); Yellow Box (E. melliodora); Sydney Blue Gum (E. saligna); and White ​Box (E. albans).  

There is also a hint of: Rough-barked Apple (Angophora floribunda); Blackberries (Rubus ​fruticosus); Black Boys (Xanthorrhoea australis); Wild Mustard (Brassica kaber); Scotch ​Thistle (Cirsium vulgare); Varigated Thistle (Silybum marianum); Saffron Thistle (Carthamus ​lanatus); and Dandelion (Taraxacum officianale).