Where does Capilano Honey come from?
Capilano’s premium Australian honey is sourced from Australian beekeepers who ensure that their bees are foraging in the pristine Australian environment (largely unpopulated national parks and forests). Australia arguably has the healthiest honey bees in the world², and is largely free of the major pests and diseases seen in other honey bee populations around the globe.
Did you know, 80% of the honey produced in Australia comes from Eucalyptus trees? Capilano receives over 500 different floral sources per year during the main production season which runs from Spring to Autumn with peak production in summer. Trees flower for around 4 weeks each year and the beekeepers will move their hives to follow the tree flowering cycle. Honey is an agriculture product – trees and the bees need the right environmental conditions to produce honey.
Capilano’s 100% pure Australian Honey is made with Australian eucalypt and ground flora honeys, rich in character and flavour. These honeys consist of light and medium coloured and strong and mild flavoured honeys, which are carefully crafted together to provide a signature product with a consistently delicious flavour and colour. In times of extreme honey shortage, the colour and flavour of our 100% pure Australian honey may vary slightly due to the limited availability of Australian honey varieties available.
Premium Selections Range
Majestic Grey Ironbarks flourish along the Great Dividing Range to the coastal plains of South East Queensland. Their distinctive blossoms yield one of the best honeys in Australia. Light in colour and with a lingering sweet character, we love Ironbark honey drizzled over ice cream or in milkshakes. It also makes the perfect glaze for honey carrots or honey prawns.
From the Macadamia nut farms in the Northern Rivers of NSW and the Wide Bay Region in QLD comes this unique tasting, mild flavoured honey. Our bees flourish on the plentiful supply of nectar, creating a distinctively sweet scented honey with a delicate nutty overtone. We love this honey in baking or drizzled over muesli.
Australian Manuka Honey
Manuka honey is sourced from bees that have foraged the Leptospermum species of flowering plants, native to Australia. Manuka honey has been used for centuries as a natural source of vitality. Capilano Manuka honey has a naturally thick consistency with a rich, lingering full flavour. Manuka honey is perfect as a topping, in a marinades but is more commonly used as a powerful ingredient for topical applications.