Malfroy's Gold Red Stringybark Wild Honey is a rare honey from flowering trees that occur every few decades. The last time these trees flowered was in 2006 and prior to that, 1981. Growing on elevated hills of the Central Tablelands at altitudes of 800 to 1100m (in an extreme climate with highly variable rainfall), the honey produced from Red Stringybark woodlands is one of the finest in Australia.
Only once every four to eight years will this tree flower, enlivening our bees to collect her rich, amber nectar during late summer and occasionally into early autumn. Surplus yields are only possible every second or third flowering cycle, meaning that harvests only occur once every decade or two.
This harvest is a mix of honey pressed from virgin comb and 5 year aged post brood comb, giving it an incredibly pollen-rich, sumptuous flavour with a thick, creamy texture. This honey has deep aromas and spicy, rich flavours.
Pure Red Stringybark honey is exceptionally high in mineral content and has the second lowest GI rating of any Australian honey (44). This Red Stringybark has been independently tested and has an extraordinary high rating of TA 39+!
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.
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.
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.
Weight | 500G Origin | Blue Mountains, NSW
Please Note • This item cannot be shipped to WA, TAS and NT due to quarantine laws.