The Yellow Box trees from which Malfroys Gold honey is produced grow in the extreme climate of the NSW Central Tablelands at altitudes of 700 to 1,000 metres. Yellow Box trees flower every two to four years over the hot, dry summer months and, when they bloom, the tablelands are alive with their floral, aromatic perfume.
Yellow Box nectar is sweet, light and aromatic and, in pure form, it yields 'a delicate liquid honey with a hay yellow colour, full body, characteristic sweet floral flavour and lingering clean high notes. Yellow Box also has the lowest GI rating of any Australian honey (35)'.
Malfroys Gold Wild Honey
Seasonal, wild honey, unfiltered and cold spun from frames in organically managed hives by the wonderful Tim Malfroy, second generation Apiarist and honey master. No heat above ‘beehive temperature’ is applied in the extracting or bottling stage, thereby retaining all the most nutritious materials and elements.
This is the honey we use in our Half Cut Honey Glaze and our home-made marinades.
'Our beekeeping practices surpass the national organic and international Demeter biodynamic guidelines for apiculture. We call their honey ‘Wild’ for this reason, as it is produced in an entirely natural way; by wild bees in a wild environment. The Warré hives we use are made from local salvaged timber and are designed to mimic a tree hollow, the perfect home for a honeybee colony.
Wild honey is superior to all other honeys as it captures the unique terroir of the region in which it has been produced, is bee-friendly and ultimately more natural than other commercially available honey because the comb is produced entirely by the bees. In contrast, most commercially available honey has been produced from re-used or plastic combs and has been homogenised, micro-filtered, and pasteurised, thereby losing all discernible taste and health benefits..'
Visit the Malfroy's Gold website for more fascinating information about wild honey.