To celebrate our 60th anniversary we created our Tomella range. Each jar of honey in our Tomella range is part of a unique, small batch handpicked by owner and second generation beekeeper, Robert Charles.
It’s the very best of our annual harvest.
Our process of cold extraction ensures that every jar of our Tomella range retains all of the flavours and aromas of the wilderness; it’s pure, wild honey.
Often referred to as the King of Honey and the Honey of Kings, leatherwood honey’s bold, complex and unique flavour can best be described as “Tasting like the rainforest”. This is because the wild rainforests of Tasmania are the only place in the world where the rare leatherwood tree (Eucryphia Lucida) grows.
Since 1955 our family has had the privilege of sourcing this highly sought after honey from the heart of the Tarkine wilderness, an area known for its ancient forests and the world’s cleanest air and water.
The fertile farmlands and meadows on the edge of the Tarkine wilderness are often referred to as “the food bowl of Australia”, and the farmers there have a reputation for skillfully caring for the land.
Our bees produce this beautiful honey from the clover flowers that grow in the farmers’ meadows, as well as the gums and wildflowers that grow alongside their small streams.The mild flavours of the meadow honey are widely popular.
Brought to Tasmania by early European settlers, the blackberry bush (Rubus Fruticosus) was prized for its sweet and juicy fruit and was once widespread throughout Tasmania. These days, large stands of wild blackberries are very hard to find, and we are one of few beekeeping families still producing wild blackberry honey.
Genuine Blackberry honey is highly sought after for its light, very delicate flavour and aroma.
The manuka bush (Leptospermum Scoparium) is found in remote parts of Tasmania and New Zealand. Manuka honey has long been reputed for its antibacterial properties. Indeed, in 2006, the naturally occurring compound Methylglyoxal was identified as the dominant antibacterial constituent of manuka honey.
Our family takes great care to ensure the purity of our manuka honey, and its Methylglyoxal content has been measured and labelled on the jar.
Enjoyed for its eating quality as well as its other benefits, Manuka honey has a strong, earthy flavour.