About Blue Hills
Blue Hills is the only apiary licensed to operate in the heart of this pristine temperate rain forest.
Blue Hills Manuka Honey
The flagship product is Manuka Honey packaged with laboratory tested/graded bio-activity indicated on the label.
Blue Hills Leatherwood, Blackberry, and Meadow Honeys
In addition to Manuka honey, Blue Hills produce great Leatherwood, Blackberry, and Meadow honeys as well. Tasmania is the only place on Earth where the Leatherwood plant grows.
Blue Hills Honey is owned and operated by the Charles family, with business roots tracing back three generations.
To meet the folks from Blue Hill, please see this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOdFLKDMTvc
Or this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vLrxHE_Nmk
Blue Hills has a long history of winning awards for the quality of their honeys. For details, please see:
Blue Hills Awards
Blue Hills monitors many aspects of their honeys and they submit their honeys to laboratory testing. Recent laboratory test reports can be seen here:
Blue Hills Laboratory Reports
There are a number of organisations that monitor beekeepers and certify their operations as meeting organisational standards. Blue Hills Honey has received many certifications which confirm the high level of quality, professionalism, and compliance with the highest industry standards. Please see:
Blue Hills Certifications
Committed to providing a quality product and professional service, Blue Hills Honey was the very first Australian honey producer to implement a stringent industry-initiated quality assurance program in accordance with Australian and New Zealand food safety requirements: B-Qual.
Blue Hills Honey uses “cold extraction” to ensure all the natural components of the honey are retained. Blue Hills cold extraction takes place at temperatures of less than 45C. Heat interferes with the make-up of the honey and can alter taste and colour. Most health-conscious shoppers prefer cold-processed honey.
If Blue Hills Honey appears cloudy or has a crystallised texture (candied) when you receive it, it has not gone bad. That is normal for “cold processed” honey, indicating the honey was handled with the best of care.