“For over 60 years my family has been harvesting the worlds best Leatherwood Honey from the pristine wilderness of Tasmania, where it is 100% pure Australian sourced.”
– Robbie Charles –
Blue Hills Honey is located in the small Tasmanian district of Mawbanna. The Charles family started an apiary there over 60 years ago. Honey production here, in Tasmania’s wilderness, has been in the Charles family since 1955.
Beginning as a hobby, today the Blue Hills Honey business includes nearly 2000 hives and employs a number of local families.
Committed to providing high-quality honey coupled to professional service, Blue Hills Honey was the first Australian honey producer to implement the stringent, industry-initiated quality assurance program. This is in accordance with Australian and New Zealand food safety requirements called BQUAL.
Today, a modern quality-controlled, cold extraction facility assures all the natural components, flavours and aromas of Blue Hills honey are retained. Cold extraction takes place at temperatures of less than 45°c. It’s important because heat interferes with the make-up of the honey and can alter the taste, colour and therapeutic benefits. You can find more information on our process page.
Blue Hills Honey exports to many countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, UK, Japan, Russia and Vietnam. Exports for Blue Hills Honey account for nearly 70% of its production.
“Nicola and Robbie Charles of Blue Hills Honey harvest honey containing some of the highest antioxidants of any honey in the world. The journey from Leatherwood flower to honey pot begins with busy bees feeding on Leatherwood trees hidden deep within Tasmania’s pristine rainforests. The honey is then delivered from happy hives straight to the pot with no additives. The family have been making honey this way for more than 60 years. You can pick up your own pot of Blue Hills Honey from their roadside stall as you drive past the much loved apiary.” Video and above quote by Tourism Tasmania.