Malfroy's Gold Wild Honey - Limited Edition Red Bloodwood
Malfroy's Gold Label range features rare seasonal Australian wild honey 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.
Red Bloodwood is a unique honey produced in the epic sandstone forests of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
In late summer and into Autumn, the Red Bloodwood tree (Corymbia gummifera) bursts into flower, covering the wilderness canopy with creamy blossoms. Flowering once every 2 to 4 years, the honey produced is a true terroir honey, capturing the essence of the Blue Mountains.
It has a rich, complex flavour, the sweetness complemented by deep resinous notes (owing to the 'blood' or kino/resin produced in abundance by the tree which gives the tree its common name). The amber colour and unique texture make for a beautiful, wild honey produced in a wild landscape.
Red Bloodwood is defined by beekeepers as a ‘short budder’ in that it sets its buds in the month before flowering, (unlike many other Eucalypts, Corymbia’s and Angophora’s that set bud one year or more before flowering). Therefore, blossom is highly influenced by environmental conditions immediately preceding and during flowering.
In recent years, changes to the climate patterns in the region have resulted in periods of very high rainfall during flowering, affecting the honeyflow and making this honey a rarity.
This Wild honey is genuinely cold pressed from virgin comb and may crystallise in the jar. Cold pressed honey often has a cloudy or opaque appearance and soft, thick, even texture with finely grained crystals.
Storage Instructions and Important Information
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, TAS, NT due to quarantine laws.