This honey is produced by the bees using Malfroys Gold hives from pollen from the seasonal wildflowers in the ancient, World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains wilderness area. Each jar is unique, specific to this season and there is nothing else like this in Australia.
'Malfroys Gold apiaries are located in a diverse mix of eco-regions, providing an incredible diversity of nectar and pollen sources for the bees to forage. The resulting honey has a complex, intense and ever-changing flavour profile.
The protected area is over one million hectares in size, rising from sea level to over 1000m in altitude and is fantastically rich in melliferous wildflowers (more than 1,500 flowering species have been recorded and 13% of the worlds Eucalypt species occur here naturally). Importantly, and due to the large foraging radius of each bee colony, the honey is a distillation of the nectar from woodland, open forest, closed forest (rainforest), heathland, swampland, stream communities and the hanging swamps that occur on vertical cliff faces.
Due to this incredible diversity, no single jar of honey is the same; each speaks of the utterly unique landscape of the Blue Mountains.'
Malfroys Gold website
We've been buying natural beekeeper Tim Malfroy's wonderful Malfroy's Gold honey since 2011, but this new honey and the Post Brood Polyflora honey take things to a completely new level. We've never seen or tasted honey like this.
Not only does it taste extraordinary, but because it's not heat-treated and sourced from pristine wilderness, it's also full of nutritious material and has medicinal qualities. How often is something that is indescribably delicious also good for you?
Go to Wild Honey to find out more about the amazing wildflowers and landscape of the Greater Blue Mountains and Natural Beekeeping for more about this ethical approach to apiculture that focuses on bee health over honey yield.