Frequently Asked Questions

We answer the question most often asked. If your question is not answered below please contact us. One of our friendly staff is more than ready to help address your inquiry.

Reach out to us and we will do our best to help you.

No problem. Our website highlights our main honey varieties but if you reach out to us we will do our best to help you.

We want you to enjoy your honey exactly as the bees make it. That is why we sell only raw honey.

Raw honey is not heated to a high temperature, which means the honey retains its nutrients and antioxidants. The flavour is also best preserved in raw honey.

Only raw honey can be used for medicinal purposes. Research has shown that raw honey is just as effective in relieving a cough as cough medicine. Go natural: eat a spoonful of honey next time you have an irritating cough.

Raw honey has also been used for thousands of years to treat wounds; its antibacterial properties promote healing.

Nearly all honey crystallizes over time. Raw honey tends to crystallize a little faster than pasteurized honey. However, crystallized honey retains all its natural properties, other than a change in texture and colour.

Crystallized honey is perfectly safe to eat. You may even find it more convenient: scooping a spoonful for your tea becomes a little less messy and measuring it for your baking is hassle free.

However, if you do wish to decrystallize your honey, you can do so by warming it up very gently. Place the jar in some warm/hot water and keep it warmed up until the crystals dissolve. Placing the jar on a warm sunny windowsill can also help.

You can buy our honey from these stockists.

You may also find us at various markets held in Albany from time to time: there you can buy honey and chat with us! We would love to meet you in person!

Honey lasts a long time. In fact, archaeologists found honey in some Egyptian tombs and it was still good!

Honey will keep best if it is 100% pure (like all the honey you buy from us) and stored in an airtight container.

Of course, like many things, honey tastes best when it is fresh. In fact, our honey is so delicious that you probably won’t even think to ask this question: you will be reaching for a new jar before you know it!

Yes. Some of our stockists sell 3kg buckets.

If you wish to purchase our honey in larger amounts please contact us.

Yes. Contact us to find out how.

Our bees are moved around so they have access to the flowers of the hour. Nectar from different tree species taste quite different and therefore affect the taste of the honey that the bees make. You will enjoy trying to detect the unique flavours in our different varieties!

The different nectars that are used to make the honey have varying properties. This can affect taste, but it can also affect the colour. Even honey made from the same tree species can vary from year to year. There is no reason to get bored with your honey consumption: there is always something that brings some colour to your honey experience.

Not at all! The different nectar that the bees feed on changes the taste of the honey.

Try a different variety next time you buy our honey: your taste buds will thank you!

Yes you can. It can be done quite successfully, and if you are trying to make your snacking a bit more wholesome and natural this is a great way to do it.

However, there is no one-answer-fits-all on how to do this. It depends on the recipe. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

– Lower your oven temperature to 160C, as it tends to burn a bit quicker. It may take a little longer to cook but it is worth it in the end!

– Lower the moisture content in your recipe

– Not all types of baking can have the sugar substituted. For example, pavlova or sponge will not work with honey.