Bindoon / Moondyne /
Mundaring State Forest
February - March
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Honey in the Garden bees love and thrive in the Perth summer environment. With hold-dry days they are out foraging from early morning to late in the afternoon. They collect nectar and pollen for the hive from Western Australia's Marri/Red Gum flowers and literally seem to have an abundance of energy as the hive expands and shows strong signs of good health.
The West Australian Marri season runs roughly from January to March. The blooms start south of the hills and work their way north of WA as the season progresses. The site of flowering Marri trees is a spectacular site and once you turn into their importance you can't help but be amazed by these large trees dripping with flowers and nectar in farms, forests and bush properties.
The Marri season also brings the opportunity to provide pollen in addition to honey. The bees use pollen as an important food for their diet to keep them strong and healthy. With the abundance they bring in, there is enough for us to collect and reap the health benefits also.
Exciting information and scientific research are being published regularly on the important health benefits of this 'super food' for us to be sure to keep your eye out as more and more research becomes available.
Using Marri Honey
Our Marri honey brings the unique flavours of native West Australian red gum trees from the blossom, to our bees, to your pantry. Lighter straw-coloured honey, this tree is commonly known as the Marri tree, with large blossoms exploding along roadsides every autumn.
This flexibility in texture makes it one of the most versatile honey in our range. It can be spooned easily into cooking with no mess or dripping or softened to a smooth liquid for drizzling simply by standing the jar in some hot water for a minute or so.
- Health professionals recommend eating 1tsp a day for good health
- Add to a health shake or yoghurt to kick start the day with energy
- Use in a cocktail at the end of a busy day
- Great dripped over a fruit and nut platter and with cheese and crackers
- A good product to have in the pantry for medicinal use for wounds, dry skin, and burns.
Add Bonus of Crystallization with Raw Honey:
Only 100% raw honey will crystallize when the honey is exposed to air (reducing the water content) or cold temperatures. Many of us don't have our honey kept at 34 degrees as the bees do in the hive.
If you are one of the many customers who search for crystallized honey, then Wildflower is a great choice. You will find that your honey goes a lot further when it is lusciously thick and easier to spread or scoop out (a great way to avoid the younger generation leaving sticky honey everywhere). If however, you need the honey to be thicker, simply put the jar in hot (not boiling) water to allow the honey to become runny to suit you.