Sshh...don't tell...this is why Elixir Raw Honey is so special
Source. Western Australia
We source our honey from Western Australia. Western Australia or WA as we like to call it here, is a vast state bordered by ocean and desert. When we say vast we mean enormous, gigantic, big and huge. It is 2, 500, 000 km square. That's 10 times greater than the United Kingdom, 7 times bigger than Germany, a quarter of the size of the United States and China. Less than 2 million people live in this huge area.
Isolated. Western Australia
Western Australia is isolated from the rest of the world by ocean and desert. The Indian ocean is all along the west coast of WA and immense deserts are on the eastern border. The capital city, Perth, is known as the world's most isolated city. Elixir Honey is based in a forest, 5 hours south of Perth. [Source: Pinnacles desert photo: www.genkin.org]
Unpopulated. Western Australia
Less than 2 million people live in the huge area that is western Australia. That gives us 1.2 people for each kilometre. Compare this with 64 million folks in the United Kingdom (that's 256 crammed in to each square kilometre) or 321 million people in USA (that's 32.7 people per km) or 1364 million in China (142 souls per km). So you can imagine that such a few people in such a big area, remote area means that there is lots of room for blossoming trees and shrubs.
Amazing Plant Life. Western Australia
West Australia has the most wonderful and diverse plant species of any left in the world. We have a biosphere close by. And our bees get to buzz about in the long sunny days on our ancient continent among blossoms from native trees and bushes such as Jarrah, Banksia , Blackbutt ,Bullich, Dryandra, Flooded gum, Hakea, Karri, Mallee, Marri, Mort, Parrot Bush, Peppermint, Powder bark, Redgum, Wandoo, Yate, York Gum.
Simplicity. Elixir Honey
Not only does Elixir Honey come from an environment that is underpopulated - which in itself makes our part of the world nice and clean anyway. But at Elixir we also like the simplicity of raw honey. This is honey straight from the hive - with no heating. This means our jars are filled with all the goodness of honey straight from the trees via the bees. Our hives are tended to organic principals - plain wood inside and not painted. Our honey is unheated (so even better than organic which allows some heating). Hand packed as textures vary unlike heated honey which is all very liquid and runny and so can be packed quicker. Packed into glass jars which we feel are better for you and our planet.