Bees and wasp stings cause 33% of hospital admissions - biggest public health threat in Australia.
The forests near us are full of jarrah, marri and karri trees
This guy came to say hello while I when past on my walk
Jarrah trees are all around us down here along with Marri and Karri. They have nice straight bark and the branches don't hang down as much as Marri trees do. Eucalyptus marginata grows up to 40 meters high. Our beekeepers guide says 'honey flows erratic', which is funny and true. 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
We've always tried to have a nice farm stall, but recently we got all motivated...
The fabulous Karri tree is one of the top 10 largest living things in the world.
Phones have been running hot this week with the news of big honey players selling imported honey that's not even honey!
The school bus shelter is a bit of an institution in the country, as is the school bus...
I'm a haphazard gardener who works in fits and starts. But sometimes it just all somehow comes together and looks beautiful to me. And I have to keep coming back to admire it.
Tsuki the dog got stuck in the tree net - being put around the tree to stop the birds eating all the apricots like they did last year. She wasn't bothered too much, but she did find it inconvenient as she missed out on a treat.
Nothing nicer than a fire on a cold night, But in country Australia fires are a blessing and a curse.
Well it's not raining in this photo - but our rain gauge is getting a work out finally this winter - thank goodness. The earth is having a good deep soak.
Nothing blows away the cobwebs like a windy day at the beach.
There's our lovely friends Eddie Hooper and Mark and Erica and Lizzie round the back trying to get around the girth of this beauty.
How wild's this widlflower.? It's an aptly named Southern Cross flower, growing in our backyard forest.
On the radio this week, ABC talked about 'Biophilia'. Apparently we all love nature and thrive and recover better when exposed to it. .
Our raw honey sets in the jar
There are about 20,000 known species of bees.
Pollination is the key thing that bees do for our Planet Earth.
So said Hippocrates the father of modern medicine...
Romy Surtees works with Glenn Pattinson at Elixir Honey, the rural Western Australian good honey business that helps to keep busy people healthy & energised.