Real & Rare
How real is your honey?
How are we different?
All our apiary sites are independently tested for their TA+ ratings and purity. We recognise the global desire for honeys that are not only certified 100% pure and raw, but are also sourced from areas of native wilderness. All of our apiary sites are located far away from human activity, pesticides or pollution.
Our small family team manages all our hives to ensure our bees are only collecting nectar from coastal areas amongst native forest. Importantly it is wild honey, packed raw, sourced from a pristine environment and independently certified. So you can be sure it gets to you just as the bees made it.
We put all our honey through rigorous testing, to ensure it is of the highest quality and purity.
- Moisture content should be below 20% which confirms the honey was ripe when harvested and is not at risk of fermenting.
- Fructose/glucose content should not be less than 60g per 100g. Confirms honey is sweet.
- Sucrose content should be less than 50mg per 1000g. Confirms bees have not been fed sugar or that sugar syrup has been added.
- Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) should be less than 80 mg/kg. HMF is used as a marker to prove the raw, uncooked nature of the honey as well as showing that the product has not been stored for an excessive period of time. Freshly extracted honey displays HMF levels lower than 5 mg/kg.
- Electrical conductivity should be less than 1.2 ms/cm. Confirms no sugar syrup has been added to the honey.
- Pesticide free - tested for 374 agricultural pesticides with zero detected. Confirms bees forage and honey is indeed produced in 100% forested areas not close to farmland. None detected
- Antibiotic free - tested for 21 commonly used antibiotics fed to bees to keep them healthy. No antibiotics detected.
- Bacteria free - tested for E.Coli and Coliform bacteria. None detected.
- C4 Honey test - This test is used internationally to detect whether honey has been adulterated by adding sugar (mainly cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup). The test reports an apparent C4 sugar content, and there is an internationally accepted limit for apparent C4 sugar content (as measured by this test) of 7%.