Grampians Olive Co.
Olive Grove Honey
Our raw olive grove honey is cold extracted from hives sited on our grove and seasonally from other hives in the surrounding Grampians region. The bees forage on a range of flowers including our organic olive trees (when flowering in November/December), red gum, yellow box, ti-tree as well other eucalypts and native wildflowers. The resulting honey is full flavoured, 100% pure and raw - cold extracted, unpasteurized and unprocessed to preserve the natural vitamins, enzymes and other nutritional elements.
Please note all genuine raw (cold extracted) honey will naturally crystallise, this happens to nectar from some flowers sooner than others and is a sign that it is truly raw honey. If you prefer clear, smooth flowing honey you need to heat the jar in hot/warm water. Every extraction has different flavours, texture and colour - the photo here is just one example.
Andrew was a keen beekeeper in his younger days (bees provided his income during university) and is enjoying passing on his knowledge to son Greg & grandchildren. We manage our handful of hives naturally meaning no antibiotics and we harvest a sustainable amount of honey from each hive (always leaving enough to sustain the hives over Winter).