22 Nov Care and craft from hive to jar
Grown and cultivated in the pristine Southern region of Western Australia, our bees and their homes are treated with the utmost care and respect from day one. We are committed to practices that are as sustainable and kind to the environment as possible. Happy bees and a healthy environment help us ensure the exceptional quality of our Manuka honey.
Every year- once the Manuka flowering finishes- the hives are taken to an extraction facility where our beekeepers carefully extract and inspect each of the honey combs. Over a hundred years ago, that was the end of the honey extracting process. Honey (and wax) would be eaten straight from the comb. If it hadn’t been for Major Hruschka’s son who swung a basket full of honey combs in 1969, the craft of honey extraction would perhaps be unknown to the world, and we would’ve been left without our precious nectar in its purest form.
Today, we thank Major Hruschka’s son for his accidental discovery and Major Hruschka himself, who created the first and second honey extractor.Together, they changed the world of honey forever and ever more.
After the honey combs are extracted and inspected they are spun. The centrifugate force pushes out the honey without damaging the combs; which are necessary for the bees to survive throughout the cold months. Next up: a filtering process helps get rid of any beeswax residues in the honey. This wax is put aside and re-purposed. At this stage, samples are taken out and scientifically tested to make sure the honey batch meets the Australian Manuka Honey Association (AMHA) quality requirements. Lastly, honey is poured into jars and labelled according to its MGO potency.
From hive to jar, thanks to the craft and dedication of our beekeepers- and everyone involved- we are proud to deliver the finest quality Manuka Honey.
Like us, no matter who or where you are, you can care and help improve the life of bees. After all, honey is only one of the many reasons why they are precious to us. Provide shelter, replace pesticides and chemicals with natural alternatives, plant a garden and bee friendly plants, avoid wasting food, provide drinking water for bees. Caring for bees is caring for the environment, and caring for the environment is nothing less than self-care.