'There is something about our forests that beckon us back: they have a fascination all their own.
Eternal peace seems to dwell therein, and it is the one place from which the ‘madding crowd’ is missing.'
Terroir is the poetry of landscape. Others have defined it as ‘bio-regional fingerprints’, evident in honey, wine, olive oil, cheese and other artisan products that embody the essence of the surrounding environment. As a natural food capable of capturing terroir, honey has no equal.
Wild Honeycomb is made entirely by the bees - free of human involvement (unlike wine, cheese and olive oil which require human intervention).
Each jar of honey is a snapshot of over two million flowers; a result of nectar gathered feverishly and ferried back to the glowing hive where it is miraculously transmuted. Each season and each region yields a unique honey. It is our job to treat the harvest with care and respect and do nothing to hamper the expression of terroir.
CLIMATE - OUR APIARIES
The bees in our apiaries in the lower Blue Mountains experience very hot summers and mild winters; in contrast the upper Blue Mountains and Central Tablelands have warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters.
Temperature extremes across our apiaries range from 52°C in the height of summer to -10°C in winter (with windchill getting down to minus 20°C), with temperatures in the Central Tablelands regularly fluctuating 20°C or more in a single day.
The range of climates and altitudes within a relatively small area mean that snow can be falling in our Central Tablelands apiaries on the same day that our bees are foraging strongly on a honeyflow at 25°C in the lower Blue Mountains.
These extreme and varied climates contribute to the character and purity of our Wild honey.
CENTRAL TABLELANDS (PART OF THE CENTRAL WEST)
Our apiaries are located in vast mountainous woodland areas, where the bees are able to forage on a number of Eucalypt species, shrubs, and ground flora.
The Grassy or Box Gum Woodlands of the Central West and other parts of Australia are listed as a threatened ecological community.
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