Floral resources

Raw honey will vary in flavour and colour throughout the season. When we chose an apiary site we look for floral resources that provide an abundant supply of nectar and pollen producing plants within an easy flight range for our bees. Luckily in Australia we have over 660 species of Eucalyptus that provide nectar and pollen for the bees.  Climate of course affects a plants flowering cycle which then plays a huge part in nectar and pollen supplies.

Our shop has some Seasonal Gift Packs of Raw Honey which will open your eyes and taste buds to different flowering species.

Below are a few of the main species within close proximity of our apiary sites.  

River Mangrove
Aegiceras corniculatum
Usual flowering time: Oct-Nov
Exceptional honey with
Excellent pollen
Blue Gum
Eucalyptus tereticornis
Usual flowering time: Jul-Nov
Very good honey with
Excellent pollen
Narrow leaved Ironbark
Eucalyptus crebra
Usual flowering time: Aug-Dec
Excellent honey with
Very good pollen
Paperbark
Melaeuca quinquenervia
Usual flowering time: Mar-Jul
Good honey with
Excellent pollen

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Stringy Bark
Eucalyptus acmenioides
Usual flowering time: Oct-Dec
Very good honey with 
Excellent pollen

 

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Spotted Gum
Eucalyptus maculata
Usual flowering time: Jun-Sep
Exceptional pollen but
Honey flow every 3-4 years.

So you have heard of New Zealand's Manuka honey, its often called Jelly Bush here in Australia and it comes from the Leptospermum shrub.  Learn a little more about Manuka, tap here!

             

The great thing is that all of Fergo's Farm raw honey is also active but on a smaller scale.