September - October
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Honey in the Garden bees enjoy fulfilling their day on warm sunny days foraging to collect nectar and pollen for the hive from Western Australia's wildflowers and known as the largest floral show on earth and it is really one of the most majestic sights as the flowers start to appear each year in Spring.
The West Australian wildflower season runs roughly from June to September and blooms come out at different times in different parts of WA as the season progresses. Why not plan your next holiday to the area and capture for yourself the abundance of plants, shrubs and trees in a vast array of colours. You won't be disappointed and the memories will be with you forever.
We love the fact that we have the largest collection of wildflower species on earth in our own backyard with over 12,000 identified.
The Wildflower season also signals the beginning of a quieter period with fewer daylight hours and fewer sunny days for foraging which is an opportunity for the bees and the beekeepers to enjoy a well-earned rest. The vast range of wildflowers provides a good pollen source for our bees and they of course play an essential role in pollinating the plants for future flowering. Our bees pollinate these stunning wildflowers in the natural eastern Wheatbelt area of Western Australia.
Our bees spend their days enjoying the sunshine and are then in their element, pollinating these stunning wildflowers of a wide array of colours and collecting nectar that will become our honey.
All honey is great for your health but some kinds of honey have great health benefits due to their antimicrobial activity of the honey, this activity varies on what plants the bees have been foraging on and will vary from harvest to harvest.
Our Wildflower Honey, from ancient pristine bushland, has a Total Activity of 15+ giving you great confidence in the honey you are purchasing.
Using Wildflower Honey
The range of nectar from the Wildflowers results in a very distinct honey flavour. The flavour is earthy with a slight boldness that stands on its own, golden brown in colour and less sweet than some other honey and has a floral undertone. It also offers unusual textures that are not present in every honey. As the Winter sets in and our temperatures cool, so does the honey, which causes it to thicken, making it easy to spread without dripping. Naturally forming sugar crystals appear, adding a very slight crunch to the texture, which is always a treat on fresh bread, with lots of butter, with sharp cheese, or in a steaming bowl of creamy porridge on a cold morning.
This flexibility in texture makes it one of the most versatile kinds of 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.
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.