Frequently Asked Questions

General

Food Safety

Application

1. General Questions

What is pure honey?
Pure Honey is the honey that has not been filtered or pasteurized. This means that it contains all of the natural enzymes, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds found in honey. Raw honey may also contain small amounts of pollen and beeswax.
How can I tell if honey is pure?
Pure honey should have a thick, viscous consistency and a sweet, floral aroma. It should also be free from any added sugars or other ingredients. To test the purity of honey, the water test is commonly used: add a spoonful of honey to a glass of water. If the honey dissolves, it is likely adulterated with added sugars or other ingredients. Pure honey will settle to the bottom of the glass.
The colour, taste and texture of each bottle of honey are slightly different and crystallised. Does it lead to a difference in quality?
Our Honey is 100% pure and natural, and contains NO additives. The same batch of honey may have slight variances in appearance due to changes in the weather and the harvesting season. It will naturally crystallise approximately between 3 to 8 weeks after production. This does not affect its nutritional value, but rather demonstrates that there are no artificial colours or fragrances.
Is honey a sustainable food source?
Honey is considered to be a sustainable food source, as bees play a vital role in pollinating crops and maintaining biodiversity. However, like all agricultural products, the sustainability of honey production depends on the practices used by beekeepers.

2. Food Safety

Is Australian honey safe to eat and how should I store honey?
Yes, Australian honey is safe to eat. Beekeepers in Australia follow strict regulations to ensure that their honey is safe and free from contaminants. Honey should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. It should also be stored in an airtight container to prevent it from absorbing moisture from the air.
Can honey go bad?
Honey has a long shelf life and can last for years if stored properly. However, over time, honey may crystallize or become cloudy. This is a natural process and does not affect the safety or quality of the honey. To liquefy crystallized honey, simply warm it up in a bowl of warm water.
Can Manuka Honey be taken during pregnancy?
Manuka Honey is a natural product with no additives or preservatives and has been taken by pregnant women for many years with no reported problems as a result of its ingestion. Better still, Manuka honey has therapeutic properties that can help suppress your skin's elasticity. It can also help reduce inflammation, keep your skin hydrated, and reduce the likelihood of developing stretch marks.
Can I feed honey to infants / young children?
We do not recommend feeding honey to infants under 12 months of age. Our honey is natural and has not been pasteurised. It may contain bacteria that causes infant botulism. Our honey is safe to consume for children over 12 months of age.
Can diabetics consume honey?
The main components of honey are glucose and fructose. The glycaemic index of honey is slightly lower than that of white sugar. Despite this, diabetic patients and people with high blood sugar levels should avoid excessive consumption. We recommend moderating consumption, regularly monitoring blood glucose levels, and seeking the professional advice of doctors.

3. Application

1. Cooking and baking: Honey can be used as a natural sweetener in recipes, and can add a unique flavour profile to dishes. It can be used in marinades, dressings, sauces, and baked goods.
2. Skincare: Honey has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a popular ingredient in skincare products. It can be used as a face mask, added to bath water, or used in other DIY skincare recipes.
3. Wound healing: Honey has been used for centuries to treat wounds, as it has natural antibacterial properties. Applying honey to a wound can help to prevent infection and promote healing.
4. Sore throat relief: Honey can help to soothe a sore throat and reduce coughing. It can be added to tea or warm water with lemon to create a natural cough syrup.
5. Allergy relief: While there is no scientific evidence to support this, some people believe that consuming local honey can help to reduce allergy symptoms by exposing the body to small amounts of local pollen.
6. Energy boost: Honey is a natural source of carbohydrates, making it a great source of quick energy. It can be added to smoothies or eaten as a snack to provide a quick energy boost.
7. Preserving fruits: Honey can be used as a natural preservative for fruits, as it contains natural antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. It can be used to preserve fruits such as figs, peaches, and pears.