Where can I buy Elixir? In WA: We are in many independent grocery stores and health food shops in Western Australia. If you go tothis site & type in your suburb, you will find shops that our distributor, The Grocer sells to. So pick your favourite and then give the store a call to check they have stock. If they do not, ask them to order some in for you. They will be only too happy to help you. On line: Go to our shop on this web site.
How do I know my honey is really raw? Raw honey will set; sometimes fast! Cold temperatures and variety determine how fast. This is because the sugars have not been modified by heat. We pack no raw honey mid winter - it's all set in jars that have been packed in summer. So beware of honey that's runny all year round (unless it's Jarrah).
How do I know my honey is really honey? Make sure you buy your honey from a reputable bee keeper. Ask for proof. Here's our proof.
What do I do if I get a bee sting? More away from the bee/bees calmly. Remove the sting/s quickly by scraping it out with a butter knife or credit card. Try not to disturb the venom sack. Put honey on the sting to make it stop hurting.
Why do bees sting? Bee stings are an occupational hazard for beekeepers. Bees sting in self defense. If a bee feels that a person or animal is threatening their colony or their queen, they will sting. The bee dies after stinging and so gives its life to help save its colony. The little 'hooks' on the bee's stinger keeps the sting staying in place. The bee sting also has venom to cause a painful reaction.
Why do we prefer to pack in glass? You keep good wine safely in glass bottles for ages knowing there will be no chemical reactions or tainting. But glass is fragile and packaging is getting better so maybe one day...
I want to use honey instead of sugar - do I need to change recipes? Use the same weights but reduce the moisture by 1/4. For example if you are making a cake that needs a cup of sugar and a cup of milk, substitute a cup of honey and only put in 3/4 cup of milk.
Why do we prefer to pack in glass? You keep good wine safely in glass bottles for ages knowing there will be no chemical reactions or tainting.