Our Story

Proudly Australian owned and grown, Capilano® is one of the world’s largest honey companies. In Australia, the Capilano brand holds over 45% market share and globally is sold in more than 30 countries. All of this is possible due to Capilano's dedicated and hardworking honey supply network consisting of more than 600 Australian beekeeping families.

Capilano started as a small family business during 1953 in Brisbane (Queensland) Australia. The ‘Capilano’ name has a nostalgic connection with the Capilano district near Vancouver in Canada. It means, ‘rushing water’ in the language of the native Indian tribe who lived there.

While Capilano Honey grown exponentially since 1953, the core values, established by founders J.C. (Tim) Smith MBE and his brother H.A. (Bert) Smith, of quality, innovation, safety and a true ‘hive to home’ experience continue to drive the company to this day.

Head Office is located in Brisbane, (Queensland), with operational sites in Brisbane, Perth (Western Australia) and Maryborough (Victoria) as well as a beekeeping enterprise in Evans Heads (New South Wales) that specialises in medical grade Manuka Honey production.

We’re proud to source our premium Australian honey from the highest-quality beekeeping families across Australia. These beekeepers 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.

Capilano has a long-held commitment to quality assurance, product innovation and driving consumer awareness and consumption of honey. This commitment has been recognised through the company receiving multiple domestic and international awards. Capilano Honey has highest certifications for safety, which are maintained thanks to pristine production facilities, highly experienced and long serving staff and Capilano’s state of the art honey laboratory SciTest – the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Our Mission

We promise to love and care for the bees that make it. To support the beekeepers that harvest it and help ensure their futures. To quality check every drop and deliver it, pure and simply to your home. So we can all enjoy it.

Our Bee

As Australia’s favourite honey brand we have been producing honey for over 65 years. It goes without saying that we love our honey bees. We believe it’s our responsibility to respect the health of our planet by protecting these wonderful tiny workers that do so much for us. Because it’s not us that makes honey, it’s our bees.

Capilano passionately cares about our bees, beekeepers and mother nature. That’s why we have chosen to put the honey bee at the heart of our brandmark. Affectionately named Phoebee, our little mascot is an ambassador for honey bees and the wellbeing of our planet.

Capilano Honey's History

In 2003 we celebrated 50 years of providing Australia with premium Australian honey from our network of over 600 beekeeping families. A huge thank you goes out to our loyal beekeepers, staff and supportive customers for making this all possible.

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