The forests near us are full of jarrah, marri and karri trees
Jarrah is hard to tell from marri unless you know what to look for. Jarrah bark goes straight up and down and the branches point upwards. Eucalyptus marginata grows up to 40m tall. The beekeepers bible we have says 'honey flows erratic'. Which is funny and true. It also says that it is a 'principal timber tree'. Wonder if it still will be when they start to put the honey value to it instead of the timber value. Latest research on jarrah is as follows:
Jarrah honey is:
Antioxidants are compounds that help protect body cells against free radical damage that leads to oxidation and subsequent cell damage. Free radicals can potentially accelerate the ageing process and aid disease.
The UAF® in Acacia honey ranges up to 80 whilst that of Manuka honey can be 300 and Jarrah honey around 600. . The majority of Australian honeys are rated at UAF® 50 to 800, more than 50 is considerable of high in antioxidants. Source: http://uafinfo.org.au/antioxidants-uaf
Romy Surtees works with Glenn Pattinson at Elixir Honey, the rural Western Australian good honey business that helps to keep busy people healthy & energised.