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