Shipping

DOMESTIC ORDERS

We ship honey anywhere in Australia (where permitted) for a flat rate, and orders over 3kg ship for free.

LOCAL ORDERS

All local orders are delivered for free as soon as possible.

international shipping

Not yet implemented.  We're still working through this one.

what happens as honey ages

CRYSTALLIZATION

Nearly all honey will eventually crystalize (go hard, or "candy") as a result of the sugar to water ratio and the pollen content of the honey.  Some honey will go hard quickly, some will take a very long to crystallize, and a rare few types will never go hard.  This is a natural process and has no effect on the taste or quality, although some people prefer their honey one way or the other.  You can re-liquify the honey by gently heating it (in a hot water bath, on a sunny window sill, etc) and periodically stirring it.  We don't recommend microwaving your honey to decrystallize it as this destroys the flavour of your honey.

Jar Frosting

Some honey will form white, frost-like patterns on the inside of the jar as a result of microscopic air bubbles being trapped against the glass. We usually only see this in honey that crystallizes rapidly and has a very high pollen content.  While it has no effect on the flavour, many people mistakenly think their honey has gone bad.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  You can get rid of the frosting by warming the jar and giving it a good stir.

Fermentation

Despite internet memes about honey being found in the pyramids, honey can ferment if the moisture content is high enough.  This may very well have been how mead was first discovered!  However, the moisture content of our honey is nowhere near high enough to spontaneously turn into alcohol.  If you're interested in making mead from our honey you'll need to add quite a bit of water to it.

The Best Honey

cooking and baking

If you're planning on cooking with your honey either as a substitute for sugar or because you're making something that requires it, think about the other flavours that are going into your dish.  If there are other strong flavours, then the honey you use will have minimal impact on the overall taste.  While cooking will destroy the enzymes in the honey, much of the flavour will come through (if you let it). 

Pairing  

Honey goes well with cheese, wine, bread, and a whole range of different dishes too numerous to list.  The type of honey you choose to drizzle on a dish can have a major impact!  The tasting notes in the description of each honey can be useful in deciding which honey would work best for a given situation.  If you're planning an event and want to actually taste some of the honey before you purchase, feel free to contact us directly and we'll work something out.

Just for Eating

If you're just going to eat the honey out of the jar - something we strongly advocate - then it all comes down to personal preference!