Our honey is proudly 100% natural, cold filtered and unprocessed straight from the beehive to jar. We have kept our honey in it's raw form to preserve all the aromas, maximize taste and to keep all the good enzymes untouched for natural goodness.
Southern Ocean Apiaries started as a small apiary located in the pristine coastal environment between the Southern Ocean & Pemberton. The bees forage amongst 300 year old Karri & Redgum forest, now confined in its distribution to the high rainfall pocket of untouched forest between Pemberton/Walpole and the Southern Ocean. The nectar from these unique trees produces a delicious, distinctive-flavoured honey which we like to think of as the vintage of the pristine and untouched environment of which the ladies are situated.
Like most other beekeepers, the passion for keeping bees has taken hold and the hives and apiaries have expanded considerably. Now there are out-apiaries amongst the Jarrah forests in Margaret River, Karri forests of Yeagarup and coastal heath located along the coast west of Esperance. We have carefully selected apiary sites where our bees are free to forage in natural, disease free environments. We provide our bees with fresh water, natural forest and plenty of food to keep them healthy all year round.
Why is South West Honey different?
Our extracting and packing temperature is maintained below 30°C, ensuring that the flavour and health benefits of our honey remain uncompromised. Soft candied honey that is easy to drizzle, and has wonderful mouth feel. Due to our natural extracting and processing methods our honey tends to candy, this is your guarantee that the product has not been diluted with syrup or over heated.
Our family manages all of our beehives, this enables us to ensure that our bees only collect nectar from coastal areas amongst native forest. Importantly it is wild honey, packed raw, sourced from a pristine environment and packaged with minimal handling.
South West Honey is packed with:
- Pollen: a bee superfood is one of the finest natural remedies around. It’s a nutrient powerhouse, high in protein.
- Enzymes: enzymes are vital to your body for digestion, your immunity and all other metabolic and regenerative processes. So your body needs enzymes to walk, talk, breathe, digest food and function. Cooking destroys enzymes - so raw honey is packed full of enzymes.
- Honey also contains trace elements picked up by the bees as they go from plant to plant. These elements depend on the source of the honey, so it could have varying small amounts of minerals like zinc as well as some vitamins; antioxidants and amino acids.
We get our honey small batch tested so we can verify the anti-microbial activity of each jar, this is measured in TA (Total Activity).
So what is TA (total Activity)?
Well Honey’s anti-microbial quality is measured by the term “Total Activity (TA)” The higher the Total activity (TA) the more active is the antimicrobial strength. The anti-bacterial activity of the honey is derived via natural enzymes in the honey. Honey with a Total Activity of 15+ can be used to treat wounds, burns and skin infections becoming increasingly effective as the TA level increases.