Buckwheat is a crop that is not widely planted in Australia and is 100% dependent on bees for pollination. It produces a fascinating honey with a pungent, earthy aroma. It has a dry and bitter aftertaste that’s not for the fainthearted.
Buckwheat Honey is rare and Limited Edition.
Buckwheat Honey is like nothing else! Pungent, earthy & for those that like bold flavours.
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Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is an annual plant that is fast growing with small leaves and hollow stems. It is a ‘pseudocereal’, meaning it can be used as a cereal or be ground into a flour. It is related to rhubarb and sorrel.
It is 100% reliant on bees for pollination and flowers for around 4 weeks in February when conditions are humid.
Bees can be ‘grumpy’ around buckwheat and more likely to sting in the afternoon as the nectar flows slow.
Traditionally buckwheat is grown in the Central Tablelands of NSW, although crops have been sown on the Southern Tablelands, Monaro and Northern Tablelands. Buckwheat is also cultivated in Victoria and Tasmania.
The flavours of single varietal honey reflect a plant source and its unique flowers, pollen and nectar. Our single varietal honeys are a true reflection of nature with each plant species creating distinctly different colours, tastes and textures of honey.
“Our aim is to educate people on the diversity of uses for honey and the fact 65% of Australia’s agricultural produce is pollinated by honeybees. This reveals just how important they truly are to our food security.”
– Jodie Goldsworthy