Australian Honey in Full Bloom this Autumn
Updated: Jun 5, 2018
A passion for beekeeping runs in the family
Honey in the Garden was started in 2016 by passionate beekeepers in Parkerville, Western Australia, to produce premium WA honey products. We wanted a way to show off our fabulous raw Australian honey and showcase the unique flavours of Western Australian mono and multiflora raw honey. Over the last few years, we have continued to have fun and embrace the challenges that come with starting a raw honey business and of course, managing a commercial beekeeping business.
We are based just off the great Eastern Highway in Parkerville, about 35 kilometres east of Perth. We have state forests and national parks on our doorstep and wonderful Western Australian bush surrounding us, which gives WA honey it's unique flavour. It’s a great spot for beekeeping and there are plenty of opportunities for our bees to live their best lives!
Without the intense heat, our bees have thrived
For those of us in Perth, the summer was milder than usual and came and went all too quickly this year. Our West Australian native Jarrah tree (which flowers in alternate years) blossomed this year, however with the milder weather, it meant the flowering was short lived. The milder weather was great for our new nucs (a small bee colony with a young queen) to build strongly, without the intense heat.
The blooming of the Marri trees
After the Jarrah flowering came to an end, we experienced the next joy of the season. Driving along the Great Eastern Highway you couldn’t help but admire the abundance of stunning West Australian Marri flowers, a spectacle which is now coming to an end. Further north from us, there are some trees that blossom later than our local ones, so we still get to see the beautiful blossoms on our drive from Parkerville to Gin Gin.
So now that the bees have done their thing, it’s a great time for you to stock up on our Jarrah and Marri honeys for the pantry as we have plenty of fresh stock! As autumn commences, and we near the end of the Marri blossom, we are now deciding which flourishing location we should move our bees to next, so they have all the pollen, nectar and water they need, to maintain strong and healthy, producing hives.
Until next time! Julie :)