Single Varietal Honey
Brush Box Honey
Brush Box Honey is light to medium amber with the aroma of the spice, star anise. This is more noticeable as a flavour, coupled with hints of grapefruit. One of the more interesting honeys, Brush Box Honey is worth seeking out when in season. Reasonably quick to crystallise.
Brush Box (Lophostemon confertus) is part of the Myrtaceae family and carries brush like stamens which look quite different from the stamens of the eucalypt species. It is a medium to tall tree with a long, straight trunk. More info: Brush Box.
Brush box flowers every year but beekeepers typically only produce a honey crop from it every two to three years. It produces excellent nectar and pollen and is very beneficial to bees when it does flower well.
Brush Box are found near sea level to altitudes of 600m in areas with slight frosts, mainly summer rains and an annual rainfall of 900-1800mm. It grows on the coast from Morton Bay in Queensland down to Port Stephens in NSW.
About Single Varietal Honey
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.
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