KURANDA HONEY HOUSE
Established in 1959 to showcase and promote the many distinctive honeys from North Queensland, Honey House Kuranda continues the tradition working with 5 major apiarists in the region (and many smaller ones) to bring you the best range of honeys North Queensland has to offer! Only the highest quality, raw honeys are chosen - no heat treatment, no blending, no over filtering - so you receive the freshest product straight from the hive!!
Don't miss a visit to the World Famous Honey House Kuranda!
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WATCH A WORKING BEE HIVE
SAMPLE NORTH QUEENSLAND'S BEST HONEYS
POSE FOR A FUNNY PHOTO
AND IT'S NOT ONLY HONEY WE GET FROM THE HIVE
Discover how many other products we use including propolis, royal jelly, beeswax and pollen
Our most popular honey is RAINFOREST - rich in colour with lingering flavours - exotic in tea; perfect for toast and simply delicious over fruit salad. Other interesting varieties include:
* Avocado honey - black in colour, strong on flavour
* Grey Box - very light and mild
* Tropical Coast - reminiscent of molasses
But remember there are at least 20 different flavours to try so you are sure to find one that suits you.
HONEY HOUSE KURANDA GOURMET HONEY RANGE - Specially selected honeys infused with fresh spices create a range of cooking honeys for the gourmet chef.
HONEYCOMB - cut fresh from the hive - a true honey lover's delight. Chew the comb and feel pure untouched honey trickle through your mouth and tantalise your tastebuds!
MEDICINAL PRODUCTS - an extensive range of natural medicinal products: Propolis - known as Nature's Antibiotic; Bee Pollen; Royal Jelly; Active Manuka Honey and Byron Bay Ear Candles
BEAUTY PRODUCTS - beeswax lip gloss; honey soap; face cream;
PLUS Beeswax candles; gift packs; wax sheets; honey dippers; souvenirs and much, much more!!
* Raw honey (honey extracted without heat and with minimal filtering) will never spoil. Edible jars of honey were found in the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs
* The flavour and colour of honey comes from the nectar and pollen collected by the bees
* Darker honeys generally have a higher mineral content
* Lighter honeys generally have a higher vitamin C content and are usually sweeter
* Honey produces energy in our bodies quicker than sugar
* One worker bee produces enough honey in a day to fill the head of a pin
* Honey is the only natural food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water
* Honey is primarily a food reserve for the hive
* Most honey sold commercially comes from one species of honeybee Apis Mellifera which was introduced to Australia in 1822
* Nectar collected is carried in a special honey stomach; pollen is carried in 'baskets' on the hind legs.
Honey consists of:
|Dextrines and gums||1.6%|
And also contains:
Vitamins B2, B6, C, H, K and varying trace elements depending of the nectar and soil composition of the source plant.
* Queen Bee
* Worker Bees
The queen bee is the largest bee and each hive has only one Queen. Her only purpose is to lay eggs which she will do continuously through her life (2 - 6 years). Once in her life, the queen will leave the hive and mate with up to 10 drones before returning to the hive. After this she will begin egg laying. Worker bees clean and feed the queen Royal Jelly for her entire life.
The drones are the only male bees in the hive and have no stinger. Their only job is to mate with the queen during her once in a lifetime mating flight. The drone dies once his task is complete. Usually there are only a few hundred drones in a hive of many thousands of bees.
Worker bees are all female. During their short life (4 - 6 weeks) they advance through various duties in the hive. Initially, worker bees look after the brood chamber and feed the drones and queen. They then work at receiving and storing the nectar; building honeycomb and cleaning the hive. Later they become honey ripeners and hive guards. Towards the end of their life, worker bees become foragers - collecting the nectar and pollen and bringing it back to the hive.