Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Honey
Our production of honey started in 2010 to help raise money for conservation and rescue projects for fauna and flora on the property. We originally started selling small 300g jars from a fold-out table next to the information shelter located on the Koala Walk.
In October 2011 the completion of our Visitor Centre allowed us to widen our range to include a souvenir size 50g jar and a 1kilo bucket. We also have a range that contains fruit and nuts.
Koala Walk Blend
Most of the nectar collected for our honey is from trees located on or near our Koala Walk (hence the name "Koala Walk Blend"). A large percentage of these are Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus -VIC & Eucalyptus leucoxylon- SA) followed by Sugar Gum, Manna Gum, Swamp Gum and Stringy Bark. The flavour of the Koala Walk Blend will slightly vary throughout the year depending what is flowering at the time of collection.
The honey is light to medium in colour, with a light sweet flavour, great for the table or in cakes and biscuits. The Koala Blend Honey is available in 50g, 300g jars and a 1kg bucket.
We are currently collecting from 50 hives that are specifically located a least 10km away from any neighbouring properties that may be using contaminates or fertilisers. This ensures our honey to be a purer as nature intended it.
Kangaroo Island Bee Sanctuary
It is not widely know that Kangaroo Island is the oldest bee sanctuary in the world and is home to the only pure strain ligurian bee stock.
The bees on the island a completely free of disease and to keep it disease free we ask that you do not bring the following products or items to Kangaroo Island;
- any bees (dead or alive)
- used beekeeping equipment
- any hive products
For further information on quarantine, contact the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board, Phone (08) 8553 4300