About Blue Hills

Blue Hills Honey is a lovely farm located in the Northwest of Tasmania, near the small town of Mawbanna, close to the Bass Strait and on the edge of the Tarkine Wilderness. The Tarkine is a Temperate Rainforest in Northern Tasmania.

Since 1955 Blue Hills has produced uniquely Tasmanian premium honeys. These honeys are made from the nectars of the flowering native plants found in the Tarkine wilderness and the fields and meadows of Northern Tasmania.

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.

Family Owned

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

Awards

Blue Hills has a long history of winning awards for the quality of their honeys. For details, please see:
Blue Hills Awards

Laboratory Testing

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

Certifications

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

Quality Assured

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.

Cold Processed

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.

All Blue Hills Honeys are “cold processed” giving you the very best of the honeys coming from “green” Tasmania.

More Information about Blue Hills Honey

http://www.bluehillshoney.com