Honey reflects its environment. We work with a network of reliable and trusted beekeepers across Australia who provide us the highest quality honey from over 600 different sources. The wide variety of native Australian trees and shrubs enable AB’s Honey to offer a variety of honeys, from eucalyptus and yellow box, ironbark and our rainforest blend, to our 100% pure, raw Manuka honey.
AB’s real raw Manuka Honey carries the Australian Manuka Honey Association’s (AMHA) Mark of Approval and is commercially available in methylglyoxal strengths from 900+ to 30+, with even inactive Manuka being available.
All AB’s Honey products are – and always will be – 100% real Australian honey.
In addition to our facilities, when you work with us, you also have access to our expertise. Drawing on our industry experience, we are happy to make recommendations that will assist you in ensuring your needs are met.
Our work culture is based on mutual respect for quality, time and culture. Our service is hands-on so that the customer feels like a part of the AB Honey team.
If you wish to know more about us or have questions about the applicable terms and conditions, or if you just want to taste great Australian honey contact us.
Our Capalaba premises have been custom-fitted to provide handling and packaging facilities modelled on the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. These standards were chosen because they are higher than any current food industry requirements, therefore adding to your food security. An important feature of this excellent facility is the clean air environment which ensures safe production.
Our facility can handle large and small orders and quality assurance meets HACCP standards. AB’s Honey has been in this industry for over 30 years and we understand what is required by various regulatory agencies. We have extensive experience in the packaging and distribution of 100% pure, raw Australian honey and we are capable of handling both local and export orders.
The honey box is removed when frames in the box are capped. This means the bees have literally given their seal of approval to the honey by placing a thin wax cap over cells in the frame of honeycomb. Honey boxes are brought to the extraction room which contains large stainless steel extractors.
Frames of honey are placed in extractors, once the ‘caps’ have been removed; a process known as uncapping. Frames are then gently spun. This process slowly drains the raw honey from the frames.
The temperature of the room is often kept at that of a warm Summers day, approximately 35 degrees Celsius to enable the natural honey to flow freely from the frames.
To ensure our honey stays true to nature, we minimise the processing of our honey. Generally, little purification is required allowing us to provide pure and natural honey.
As bees collect nectar from forests, during the gathering and extraction processes, material such as wax and floral matter can be collected with the honey. Purification is only required to remove debris from the honey. We use a settling process and a sieve to remove debris. This ensures pollen, propolis, royal jelly … all the good things, are still present in our honey.
Most processed honey relies on high temperatures to purify the honey. Unfortunately the use of high temperatures can also take away some of the original delicate taste and some of the health qualities that you obtain with 100% natural honey. Our preference is for honey at AB’s Honey to be kept below harmful temperatures so you can be sure all AB’s Honey is 100% pure honey.
We do recognise however, some of our customers have different requirements due to the way they use their honey. For these circumstances we do have the equipment, expertise and connections to meet their needs.
To ensure that our customers are satisfied and their product is totally safe we do all our packaging in a clean room. This pristine environment is free from all contaminants.
All equipment the honey comes into contact with is stainless steel or approved food grade material. The design of the packing room and protocols followed by staff exceed ANZFA criteria.
We offer a wide range of packaging options and our team will work with you to identify suitable options for you.
If you would prefer your own custom packaging and labels, we have the expertise to assess your choice and make recommendations with a goal of meeting your needs.
For industrial and wholesale customers we have reliable delivery partners and collection from our warehouse in Capalaba, Brisbane is also available by arrangement. If you buy honey from our retail online store you will find information on shipping and handling on that website.
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Commitment to Quality: Traceability and Safety
100% Natural Honey
Our management system comprises a network of associated producers to guarantee the highest quality and traceability throughout the production and marketing chain, from beekeeper to customer.
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