Origins and Traceability of Honey in the Garden Honey

All honey, honeycomb and pollen sold by Honey in the Garden is from nectar and pollen from Western Australia. 

 For tracebility, and to learn more about your honey, click on the below batch codes found on your label:

  • MA (Red Gum/Marri)

  • CR (York Gum/Creamed)

  • JA (Jarrah)

  • WF (Wildflower)

  • WD (White Gum/Wandoo)


Certificates for Labelling

Honey in the Garden obtains certificates for all honey above XX grams.  All labels showing a total activity have been tested by a recognised and reputable testing laboratory.  As the ChemCentre in Western Australia, is now NATO compliant, we will continue to use them for all our certificates for consistency of testing and results. 



Western Australia Botanical Provinces

(Based on the IBRA report by R Thackway and I D Cresswell (1995)


Area of active drainage dissecting a Tertiary plateau in Yilgarn Craton.  Gently undulating landscape of low relief.  Proteaceous scrub-heaths, rich in endemics, on residual lateritic uplands and erived sandplains; mixed eucalypt, Allocasuarina huegeliana and Jam-York Gum woodlands on Quaternary alluvials and eluvials.  Semi-arid (Dry) Warm Mediterranean. 


Proteaceous Scrub and mallee heaths on sandplain overlying Eocene sediments; rich in endemics.  Herbfields and heaths (rich in endemics) on abrupt granite and quartzite ranges that arise from the plain.  Eucalypt woodlands occur in gullies and alluvial foot-slopes.  Warm Mediterranean. 


Mainly proteaceous scrub-heaths, rich in endemics, on the sandy earths of an extensive, undulating, lateritic sandplain mantling Permian to Cretaceous strata. Extensive York Gum and Jam woodlands occur on outwash plains associated drainage. Semi-arid (Dry) warm Mediterranean. 


Duri crusted plateau of Yilgarn Craton characterised by Jarrah-Marri forest on laterite gravels and, in the eastern part, by Marri-Wandoo woodlands on clayey soils.  Eluvial and alluvial deposits support Agonie shrublands.  In areas of Mesozoi sediments, Jarrah forests occur in a mosaic with a variety of species - rish shrublands.  Warm Mediterranean.


The south-eastern part of Yilgarn Craton is gently undulating, with partially occluded drainage.  Mainly mallee over myrtaceous-proteaceous heaths on duplex (sand over clay) soils. Melaleuca shrublands characterise aluvia, and halosarcia low shrublands occur on saline alluvium.  A mosaic of mixed eucalypt woodlands and mallee occur on calcareous earth plains and sandplains overlying Eocene limestone strata in the east. Semi-arid (Dry) Warm Mediterranean. 


Low lying coastal plain, mainly covered with woodlands.  It is dominated by Banksia or Tuart on  sandy soils, Allocasuarina obesa on outwash plains, and paperbark in swampy areas.  In the east, the plain rises to duri crusted Mesozoic seidments dominated by Jarrah woodland. Warm Mediterranean.  Three phases of marine sand dune development provide relief.  The outwash plains, once dominated by A. obesa-marri woodlands and Melaleuca shrublands, are extensive only in the south. 


Dissected undulating country of the Leeuwin Complex and Albany Orogen with loamy soils supporting Karri forest, laterites supporting Jarrah-Marri forest, leached sandy soils in depressions and plains supporting paperbark/sedge swamps, and Holocene marine dunes with Agonis flexuosa woodlands. Moderate Mediteranean. 


Granite Strata of Yilgarn Craton with Archaean Greenstone intrusions in parallel belts.  Drainage is occluded. Mallees and scrubs on sandplains associated with lateritised uplands, playas and granite outcrops. Diverse woodlands rich in endemic eucalypts, on low greenstone hills, valley alluvials and broad plains of calcareous earths. In the west, the scrubs are rich in endemic Proteaceae, in the east they are rich in endemic acacias. Arid to Semi-arid Warm Mediterranean. 


Mulga, Callitris-E. salubris, and Bowgada open woodlands and scrubs on earth to sandy-earth plains in the western Yilgarn Craton. Rich in ephemerals. This is an inter-zone. Arid to semiarid warm Mediterranean. 

Regions where Nectar is Collected

In Western Australia we have 26 botanical regions across three botanical provinces - the Northern, the Eremaean, and the Southwest.  Of these regions, there are 9 regions suitable for beekeeping.

The following information is provided for traceability for the delicious Honey in the Garden you have been fortunate to purchase or received as a gift, or perhaps intrigued to try.


Our Marri honey brings the unique flavours of native West Australian red gum trees from the blossom, to our bees, to your pantry. A lighter straw-coloured honey, this tree is commonly known as the Marri tree, with large blossoms exploding along roadsides every autumn.

Jarrah Forest

Western Australia's Jarrah honey brings the unique flavours of native West Australian Jarrah trees, from the blossoms, to our bees, to your pantry. A pale, yellow honey, the Jarrah tree is endemic to the south west of WA and is abundant with magnificent creamy flowers when in bloom.


tunning native wildflowers from the blossoms, to our bees, to your pantry. A delicious dark coloured honey with the unique flavour of nectar from coastal wildflowers.


York Gum

Our York Gum honey has been creamed which is a result of slowly whipping the honey to control crystallisation so that it is thick with a creamy like .. It has a pale, buttery colour with a sweeter taste making it a perfect replacement for sugar.  Very popular in Europe with increasing popularity in Australia   


Our Wandoo/York Gum...

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