Australian Yellow Box (Eucalyptus Melliodora)
Flowering in October through to December, Yellow Box is a major honey producing tree which provides us with one of Australia's most sort after Eucalypt Honeys. It is an attractive tree which grows up to 25 metres high, has grey coloured bark and white flowers. Yellow Box produces an especially dense, light coloured honey with a pronounced sweet flavour.
Red Stringy Bark (Eucalyptus Resinifera)
Red Stringybark’s typically flower from November through to February and are an important honey producing species. Typically growing up to 30 metres or more this Eucalyptus has the typical "stringy," flaky bark which gives this species its name. The honey produced is a quality light amber coloured honey with a distinctive flavour which is much sort after.
Queensland Iron Box (Eucalyptus moluccana)
Flowering from late February through to April , The Queensland Iron Box is an attractive tree, which can grow up to 15 meters high and has a rough, persistent, "Box" type bark on the trunk, but with a smooth "Gum" type whitish barked top. This glossy, green leafed tree, produces a light, white to medium amber coloured honey, with a very pleasing flavour.
Coastal Wild Flower
An abundance of rainfall and fresh coastal air grows a special variety of trees and plants who thrive in this beautiful environment. Tea Trees, Manuka's, Rose Gums and Grey Ironbarks live here and the honeys produced are mostly sweet, light in colour with delightful flaovour.
Some of the most majestic trees in Australia find their home on the mountains and ranges of Queensland's eastern seaboard. Parrrots, Rosellas and other nectar loving birds live here and the honeys produced off these trees are characteristically sweet with excellent mild flavours.
Queensland Brush Box (Lophostemon Conferta)
The best Brush Box Honey is produced off the ranges where this attractive tree will grow to 35 metres high or more. The tree has a brown, scaly bark in the lower region, and a smooth, pinkish finish on the upper part of the tree. The white flowers are produced in little clusters at the ends of the twigs. Flowering occurs from December through to January, and the honey produced is a First Grade product with an excellent, partly aromatic flavour
Australian Paper Barked Tea Tree (Melaleuca Quinquenervia)
Flowering typically in the tropical winter months, from March through to July the Paper-Barked Tea Tree is a native coastal tree found in abundance along the Cooloola Coastline, with a preference for growing in low lying areas where there is an abundance of moisture. The bark from this tree can be peeled off in thin layers by hand and the sheets of bark resemble paper. This species yields a pleasing, light coloured honey with a distinctive flavour, and is a favourite as a Table Grade Product.
Macadamia (Proteaceae Integrifolia)
The Macadamia Tree is native to South Eastern Queensland and the Northern Rivers Region in New South Wales and is famous for its delicious Nuts. Growing to 25 metres tall this distinctive tree is found growing wild in Old Growth Rain Forests from Lismore in NSW to North of Gympie in Queensland. Flowering occurs in September through to late October when the trees become covered in sprays of small but abundant white flowers. The Macadamia Tree produces a rich, thick honey with a beautiful nutty flavour well sort after by Honey Connoisseurs.
Leptospermum - Speciosum, Whitei, Liversidgei, Polygalifolium
Australia's North Eastern Coast lies home to some of the most powerful Manuka Honey producing plants in the world. The nector from three of these plants, Leptospermum Polygalifolium, Speciosum and Whitei have recorded DHA readings over seven (7) times higher than the Scoparium, the only Manuka plant found in New Zealand. DHA stands for dihydroxyacetone which is the precursor to the medical properties in the honey.....the higher the DHA in the nectar the higher the antimicrobial properties of the honey.
Cooloola Bee Co's MG0 550+ Manuka Honey is guaranteed to contain methylglyoxal; at least 550 mg/ kg.
Australian Grey Ironbark Tree – (Eucalyptus Drepanophylla)
The Grey Ironbark is one of our most valuable coastal nectar producing Eucalypts. Growing up to 25 metres high and with the typical dark coloured, deep furrowed bark, the Grey Ironbark’s flower from July through to December, depending on the conditions. With a distinctive white flower, this honey has excellent colour and flavour, and being an extra light amber, is sort after as one of the Premium Coastal Table Grade Honeys.
Australian Narrow Leaf Ironbark – (Eucalyptus Creba)
The Narrow Leaf Ironbark is a distinctive tree with a rough, deeply furrowed, black coloured bark, which is found mostly in inland stands. Narrow Leaved Ironbark’s grow up to 30 metres high and, as the name suggests, have long, narrow leaves. Flowering occurs in August through to December and white flowers are produced in bunches near the ends of the twigs. Narrow Leaved Ironbark Honey is much sort after and is extra light in colour and has a mild, sweet flavour.
Eucalypt Blossom Honey is a seasonal blend of pure Australian native flora . At certain times of the year the bees forage from the forest canopy of a number of different flowering trees with no one species dominating the flavour. Floral varieties which are naturally blended by the bees include Ironbarks, Bloodwoods, Gums, Boxes and Stringy Barks and the honeys produced are mostly light in colour with characteristic sweet aroma and excellent mild flavours
Coolabah Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Microtheca)
Flowering from November through to March. This shady tree, made famous by Banjo Paterson's timeless Australian Lyric "Once A Jolly Swagman," is widely distributed across inland Queensland. Favouring the banks of many rivers, tributaries and "billabongs" in the outback, this attractive tree will grow up to 24 metres high and can have a 3 metre girth. Coolabah produces a beautiful, light coloured honey with an excellent flavour.
Cooloola Creamed Honey is made from a delicious selection of micro crystal wild flower honeys. Specially selected for their unique properties and characteristics, these honeys naturally crystallise rapidly and are ideally suited for our unique Creaming Process. Our Creamed Honey is carefully and lovingly produced using a special process which does not damage the structure or natural goodness of the honey base. We gently stir the honey blend at a low temperature over a number of days which naturally aligns and sets the fine crystal’s, producing the creamy full bodied texture that sets our Creamed Honey in a class of its own.
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