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This pure Australian wild honey is produced from 100% natural comb in bee-friendly Warré apiaries in the high altitude woodlands of the Central Tablelands, NSW. It is a unique honey harvested exclusively from ‘post-brood’ combs. Aged for up to 5 years in the hive, post-brood combs contain both the essence of the bee colony superorganism and the plants' nectar, pollen and ‘kino’ resins. Malfroy's Gold are the only commercial producer of this honey in Australia and exceeds Biodynamic and Organic standards.
In the lead up to the bee season of 2019/20, the Central Tablelands (and much of NSW) had suffered through the most extreme drought in recorded history. The drought finally broke and the rains that fell on parched ground triggered a flowering of ground flora species that are rarely seen.
Most honeys in Australia are dominated by the ubiquitous flowering Eucalypts (of which there are over 800 species in nearly all bioregions across the continent). However, the high rainfall resulted in the Eucalypts putting all their energies into regrowing leaves after the stress of the drought, rather than flowering.
Therefore, this honey can be described as a ‘La Niña’ honey - a result of this weather event that occurs once every 10 years or so.
The Post Brood version of their Mountain Meadow honey is produced from combs that have come through the broodnest over a number of years, giving the honey a pleasing, spicy nuttiness (owing to the propolis and bee bread inherent in the dark post brood combs). It has a perfumed aroma and a flavour profile quite unlike their other varieties.
Malfroy's Gold Wild honey is genuinely cold pressed from virgin comb it may be crystallised in the jar. Cold pressed honey often has a cloudy or opaque appearance and soft, thick, even texture with finely grained crystals.
Store in a cool, dry and dark place. Best temperature range for storage and serving is between 15 and 25°C.
Wild honeys from Warré hives contain bee bread (pollen fermented by beneficial bacteria) and propolis showing proven antioxidant and medicinal activity. In extremely rare cases, pollen can cause allergic reactions.
Please note: As this honey is seasonal, wild, harvested from small apiaries, and bottled in micro batches, natural variation in colour, texture and pollen richness will occur from batch to batch. The honey you receive may be a slightly different colour from that pictured above but is the same variety. They do not overheat, filter or homogenise their honey to make every jar uniform in colour and texture as that damages the nutritional integrity of the honey.
Warre hives located in World Heritage wilderness
This honey is produced by the bees in the ancient World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains area. Malfroys Gold apiaries are located in a diverse mix of eco-regions, providing an incredible diversity of nectar and pollen sources for the bees to forage. The resulting honey has a complex, intense and ever-changing flavour profile.
The protected area is over one million hectares in size, rising from sea level to over 1000m in altitude and is fantastically rich in melliferous wildflowers (more than 1,500 flowering species have been recorded and 13% of the worlds Eucalypt species occur here naturally). Importantly, and due to the large foraging radius of each bee colony, the honey is a distillation of the nectar from woodland, open forest, closed forest (rainforest), heathland, swampland, stream communities and the hanging swamps that occur on vertical cliff faces.
Due to this incredible diversity, no single jar of honey is the same; each speaks of the utterly unique landscape of the Blue Mountains.
Weight | 500G
Origin | Blue Mountains, NSW
Please Note • This item cannot be shipped to WA due to quarantine laws.
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