Three varieties

Spring flower

From the bees’ foraging in the spring – in both bush and suburban environments; the sweetest of the three honeys.

Bush honey

From nectar collected by the bees in summer and autumn, largely in eucalypt-dominated forests and bush; has the most tangy taste of the three honeys.

Leatherwood

From the bees’ foraging in January, February and March in Tasmania’s southern forests, where the bees target the iconic leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida); this honey has a spicy flavour and strong perfume, and is highly regarded by international honey connoisseurs; it is generally a milder flavoured honey than leatherwood from north-west Tasmania.

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Health and medicinal properties

Nutritious

Glucose and fructose, which predominate in honey, can be assimilated from the gut without undergoing further digestive processes, and are therefore readily available to meet the energy needs of the body. It is a naturally nutritious food uncontaminated with chemical preservatives and additives. It also contains many items including vitamins and minerals, albeit in trace quantities, which can be considered beneficial.
Therefore, for the vast majority of people, honey is entirely beneficial.
Recent research has examined the use of honey as an ergogenic aid (a food or ingredient that helps an athlete’s performance).

Anti-bacterial

Different varieties of honey possess large amounts of friendly bacteria, which may explain many of the recognised therapeutic properties of honey, for instance providing a remedy for peptic ulcers and many other digestive disorders.

Anti-viral

Honey boosts immunity.

Anti-microbial and hygroscopic

Honey is now scientifically recognised as a wound healing agent, something known by experience from time immemorial.
When honey is diluted, hydrogen peroxide is produced; this is a powerful sterilising agent which is the basis of honey’s anti-bacterial activity.
The hygroscopic property of honey allows it to extract fluid from infected wounds.

Tasmanian King Bee Honey comes straight from the hive, and has had no processing or heat treatments that adversely affect its health benefits. As the bees have foraged among a variety of plants, largely in chemical-free areas in southern Tasmania, it is as healthy and diverse as those plants.