300 gm comb - a super nutritious, beautiful honey from the sandstone country of the lower Blue Mountains, NSW, made almost entirely from the flowers of local Yellow Bloodwood trees.
Honeycomb can be eaten as a whole food, spread on toast, broken over yoghurt with fresh walnuts or figs, crushed over porridge and muesli, or used as an addition to a cheese platter or dessert. It's delicious and super nutritious.
'The health benefits of eating honeycomb outweigh liquid honey, as all the natural elements are preserved and no heat has been applied at any stage of harvesting or processing. The wax is also virgin wax, produced entirely bythe bees to store the precious nectar. In contrast, most other honeycomb producers in Australia give the bees a thick artificial 'starter' sheet of beeswax which increases yield but greatly decreases the flavour, texture and purity of the end product.'
Malfroys Gold Wild Honeycomb is a Delicious Produce Awards ‘State Winner’ and Gold Medal Winner at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
'Biting down on a rich, sticky piece of our wild honeycomb is a unique gastronomic experience; the wonderful flavour and aroma of pure honey is amplified when preserved in the thin wax chambers of the comb. When eating comb, it is easy to appreciate and savour the true essence of honey and marvel at the wonder of nature in producing such a perfect food. The slight waxy residue that remains after eating the comb is entirely natural and can be chewed like gum, while the sweetness lingers.'
We've been buying natural beekeeper Tim Malfroy's wonderful Malfroy's Gold honey since 2011. We stock the full Malfroys Gold range but the honeycombs are the most delicious and direct way to enjoy and benefit from the flavour and goodness that is harnessed in the comb. Produced in isolated Warre apiaries in the Blue Mountains wilderness and 100% natural comb.
Warre hives located in World Heritage wilderness
This honey is produced by the bees in the ancient World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains area. 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.
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.