To bring you this world-class nutritious honey, our beekeepers spend long hours driving between apiary sites, checking hives and collecting honey-filled combs, to give their bees the best in-season flowers to forage upon. All Capilano beekeepers produce, extract and store their honey in compliance with our audited quality assurance program. And our process isn’t complete without regularly testing our honey for utmost purity. We only bring Aussie families 100% pure Australian honey.
Australia’s sun-drenched, rugged country has floral diversity - unmatched anywhere else on earth - perfect for happy, healthy bees. To support the nutritional requirements of the colony, Capilano beekeepers move the hives to various naturally rich and diverse environments. This allows bees to forage on a range of flora, with much of our honey supply coming from the Eucalypt tree varieties.
Capilano honey is rich in flavour thanks to our bees - arguably the healthiest in the world. Australia is largely free from major pests and diseases seen in other bee populations around the globe, so our bees produce full flavoured honey with natural enzymes, trace minerals and vitamins. *Source: CSIRO, Issue 215 Agriculture, Biosecurity, January 2016
We test, test, test and test again. To create Australia’s purest honey, we test for colour, moisture, flavour, pesticides, antibiotics, adulterants and other residues. Our honey is verified 100% pure by independent, world-leading laboratories. It’s also tested for microbial and chemical residues through our SciTest lab, a state-of-the-art laboratory commissioned by Capilano - the only one of its kind in Australasia. Working with Government, regulatory bodies, and commercial laboratories, SciTest ensures accuracy and maintains best practice compliance for our analytical methods in testing honey.
We’re 100% committed to a sustainable apiculture industry and the next generation of beekeepers – Australia depends on it. Without Aussie beekeepers and their bees, our food supply and natural environment would be severely impacted. We’re leading our industry towards sustainability by nurturing the next generation of beekeepers, investing in critical scientific research, and sharing our knowledge of evolving beekeeping and business practices.
Magnificent Yellow Box (E. melliodora) trees can grow from the Darling Downs in Queensland all the way through to Victoria. Its major flowering period occurs every 2 – 4 years in spring and early summer.
A delicately smooth and dense, buttery honey with a delightful fresh aroma.
Ironbark refers to several different eucalyptus species, commonly categorised as either red or grey ironbarks. Most species flower every 2 – 3 years from autumn into spring in varying colours.
Generally extra light amber in colour, ironbark honeys are known to have a mild, sweet flavour.
Comprising 85 of the 87 known species in the world, Australia’s Manuka (Leptospermum) flowers throughout the year in varying colours from white, cream, pink, fuchsia and crimson.
Manuka honey is known for its deliciously rich, caramel flavour with herbaceous undertones.
Yellow Gum (E. leucoxylon), sometimes also known as Blue Gum, is native to north central Victoria and the southeast of South Australia. It can bloom white, pink or red flowers bi-annually from March to December.
This honey has a pleasing eucalypt aroma and smooth, distinctive caramel flavour that lingers.
Along the mighty Murray River systems, creeks and billabongs flourishes the prolific River Red Gum (E. camaldulensis). Its beautiful white or red flowers bloom bi-annually in spring and summer.
A clear golden coloured, smooth flavoured honey with deliciously rich toffee undertones.
50% of Australia’s eucalyptus trees are known as ‘Mallee’. Green, White, Red, Stoney, Big Cup, Yorrell (to name a few) typically bloom every 2 – 5 years all over the country in varying colours.
This honey can range from extra light to medium amber with butterscotch notes, to a very deep, dark honey that has distinct and strong earthy undertones.
Messmate (E. obliqua) grows on the eastern fringe of the New South Wales tablelands, extending down into Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. It blooms clusters of white flowers every 3 – 4 years.
A characteristically dark honey, Messmate has an opulent aroma with a strong, yet sweet, flavour. Image credit.
Out of the many varieties of stringybarks, the red variety (E. macrorhyncha) is highly regarded by beekeepers. Found in south-east of New South Wales and Victoria, it blooms white flowers every 3 – 4 years from January into March.
A vivid, tawny coloured honey with a fragrant bold flavour that lingers on the tastebuds. Image credit
Bloodwood refers a range of corymbia species, including red, pink, yellow, white, brown, long-fruited, swamp and desert varieties. They produce big, showy white or pink flowers every 2 – 3 years.
Bloodwood honeys typically have a rich caramel flavour and silky, luscious texture.
An iconic Australian eucalypt, Coolibah varieties grow along many rivers, creeks and, most notably, billabongs. They flower from mid-spring through to late autumn producing delicate white flowers.
Coolibah honey is a beautifully light-coloured honey with an enjoyable mild flavour.
Yapunyah (E. ochrophloia), grows exclusively in the channel country in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. It produces creamy light-yellow flowers, following sufficient rainfall, from March through to mid-spring.
This light amber coloured goodness is a unique eucalypt flavour with sweet, caramel undertones. Image credit.
The two varieties of Grey Box typically grow across south east Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. They both flower in summer to autumn, typically every 2 – 5 years.
A mild, medium-coloured honey with candy overtones that melts in the mouth. Image credit.
Brush Box (L. confertus) is a native rainforest tree that grows along the eastern seaboard. It blooms annually, producing flowers with broad petals and feathery stamens that make a statement.
This tropical, light coloured honey offers a mild yet fruity aroma. Image credit.