WA is home to some of the world’s most diverse and unique plants. Bees capture all this variety into a single food- Honey! Humans evolved with enormous variety in their diets, and very seasonal. Honey varies with the seasons, it’s never the same, and this is fantastic for us. So it's okay to have your favourites but variety is the spice of life and may even give you better nourishment.
The hives are placed under blossoming native trees in specially selected sites. Harvests are small and so are limited.
Light-coloured honey is generally milder in taste & dark-coloured honey is stronger. Darker honeys tend to be higher in antioxidant compounds & mineral content.
Each floral variety has its own distinct and original taste, texture, and colour. Table sugar has a sweet taste, but honey has a flavour (if you hold your nose when you're eating, you'll quickly draw a distinction between taste and flavour). The unique aroma, flavour and colour of each of the honey varieties are determined by the floral source, such as Jarrah, Wildflower, or Banksia, from which the bee collects the nectar.
Raw honey sets. This is because we do not cook it. So you get all the good bits that the bees bring back from the flowers – the live enzymes, the vitamins and all the taste. You can make it runny by gently warming the jar in warm water.
Elixir Honey comes from the coastal plain or forest areas. In Western Australia we get Eucalypt honey, (Jarrah, Marri, Karri), Mallee, coastal heath and Banksia honey.
Banksia Rich gutsy dark honey with a delicious smoky citrus taste. Wonderful in cooking.
Blackbutt Dark coloured with aromas of bush blossom and molasses.
Bullich Medium to dark honey with a softly textured, crisp style and caramel undertones.
Dryandra Dark in colour but with light maple syrup taste making it delicious on pancakes.
Flooded gum A light to medium coloured honey that has intense fruity aromas and a waft of smoke.
Hakea Medium to dark honey with a clean, pure palate and subtle mineral undertones.
Jarrah Strong, full bodied smooth flavor with the strong healing properties.
Karri Light and mild with a soft floral flavor from the south west forests.
Mallee Light honey, with bush aromas and smooth palate.
Mallet Sweet, mild, caramel.
Marri Medium coloured honey with a warm plumy, warm, peppery flavor.
Mort Lesser known secret – gutsy and delicious.
Parrot Bush See Dryandra.
Peppermint Darker honey with a distinct minty taste.
Powder bark Light colored honey with a smooth caramel taste.
Redgum See Marri (Redgum is also called Marri).
Wandoo A light coloured, gorgeous honey appealing to all tastes – our favorite.
Yate Golden honey with strong scent and delicious golden syrup flavor.
York Gum A concentration of Eucalypt blossom, light creamy honey, that lasts in the mouth.
We acknowledge the Noongar Pibblulmum Wirdandi people as the original custodians of the land on which Elixir Honey is located. Elixir Honey acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Western Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay respect to them and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present and emerging.