Leatherwood Honey


Leatherwood honey, only from Tasmania, Australia – Gold Medal Award-winner Read more at the bottom of the page.

The Leatherwood plant grows only in Tasmania. Tasmanian Leatherwood honey is unique in the world, gathered in the Tarkine temperate rainforest by Blue Hills since 1955.

Leatherwood Honey has a bold presence, with a distinct flavour profile when eating, baking, or preparing a glaze or dressing.

Winner of: “World’s Best Leatherwood” for 2011 and 2012.

All Blue Hills honeys are “cold extracted”, ensuring all of the natural components of the honey are retained.

To Order:   Select a jar size and a quantity below and add to your cart.

Blue Hills honeys has won numerous awards since 1955 when it was started. Gold, silver, and bronze medals, World’s Best Leatherwood Honey, and awards for their business operations.

Please click here: Blue Hills Awards

Blue Hills has maintained the highest level of quality and purity of their honey products for many years. Blue Hills meets or exceeds the standards of many agencies that monitor beekeepers, their procedures, product quality, and the professionalism of their apiary.

Please click here: Blue Hills Certifications

Lab Tests
Blue Hills Honey regularly measures and tests various aspects of their honeys in order to confirm their products meet or exceed Australian government, Tasmanian government, and international standards for quality.

These tests include those conducted by the Queensland Government confirm that Blue Hills Honey is free from the anti-bacterial residue (medicines) and other adulterants found in many honeys. GMO/GE Free.

Please click here: Blue Hills Laboratory Reports

How to Buy
We hope you will want to purchase our honeys. To buy our honeys:
select the type or strength of the honey you want, if applicable,
select the size: jars or cartons,
add the quantity to your shopping cart.
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Product Description

As far as we can determine, the Leatherwood plant that supplies our honey grows only in Tasmania. The Leatherwood plant has very ancient origins, remaining after the super continent Gondwana split apart more than 60 million years ago. A truly unique mono-floral honey from a very unique place.

Our Leatherwood Honey has a bold presence, creating a distinct flavour profile when eating, baking, or preparing a glaze or dressing.

Blue Hills Leatherwood is gathered by bees in the protected Tarkine Wilderness, a pristine temperate rain forest in Northwest Tasmania, home of the world’s cleanest air and water.

Blue Hills apiary has exclusive access this region. Only 20 people per year have right to access this region and the Blue Hills family are half of them.

Many people believe that just like Manuka honey, Leatherwood honey also has medicinal properties. Based on research (RIRDC Publication No 05/040 RIRDC Project No UQ-102A) and random sampling, it is noted that Leatherwood has naturally high antibacterial activity, ranges from active 10.6 TA to around 15 TA, therapeutically beneficial. Currently ongoing research and further testing is still being carried out.

University of Sydney’ Antimicrobial actions of Australian mono flora honeys’ Result ‘Leatherwood therapeutically beneficial Total activity 10.6’

University of Tasmania ‘Leatherwood honey antimicrobial and antifungal actions’ ‘Active against Staphylococcal infections’

Please see: Blue Hills – Their Other Honeys

All Blue Hills honeys are “cold extracted”, ensuring all of the natural components of the honey are retained.

Sourced only from Blue Hills Hives. Family run since 1955.

Ingredients: 100% Cold-Extracted Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey.
Shelf Life: 60 months
Available in: 125gm, 250gm, 500gm jars, 1kg and 3kg pails and larger


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