About Bees and Honey

 Bees have been cultivated since the dawn of time, supplying mankind with honey and beeswax. Honey for its natural sugars, and beeswax for candles to provide light.

Honey is the carbohydrate part of the bees diet, in turn honey is an excellent source of carbohydrate for us. Fructose and laevulose are the two main sugars, both simple sugars that are easily taken into the blood stream, giving a natural boost in energy. Honey has other enzymes that have benefits to the human body.

 Honey has antiseptic properties that add to the repair of skin when wounded, apply the honey to the wound or burn and cover with a bandage. The only germs that can live in honey for longer than 72 hours are bee disease causing germs.

 People of all ages enjoy eating honey because it is yummy.

Every plant has its own unique honey, flavour colour and clarity. Speed of crystallisation varies according to the plant source as well. Some candy in a few days but most take a few months, even some Eucalyptus take up to 2 years to candy. To liquify honey again after crystalization, simply place container in hot water not above 60° celcius  until melted.

We aim to supply  local Mallee honey, orange blossom and lavender honey, all unique and pleasant to the consumer. Mallee honey gives that amber colour and the traditional Eucalyptus flavour. Orange Blossom is a light amber honey, with the flavour of the Orange Blossom going right through the honey. It’s a great choice for people who like a lighter more scented honey.  Lavender honey is the new flavour we are looking to, a light coloured honey, with a sweet flavour.

Beeswax has been used for thousands of years to make candles for light. Our candles are 100 % pure beeswax, which burn brighter and longer than other candles. We make dining candles and crafty ones in animal shapes.

This information has been written by Ingrid’s Lavender Cottage and Angas Plains Wines are proud to offer their products for sale.