Tim Malfroy of Malfroy’s Gold Honey contacted us recently to let us know about the latest issues affecting the beekeeping industry.
Due to a high level of rainfall in the Central West Tablelands over the past few months most beekeepers in the region have experienced a weak season in honey production.
Tim Malfroy explained that while “Malfroy’s Gold honey products will be in short supply over the winter months, the next season which resumes in October 2011 promises to be much better.”
Gershgoods apologises for any inconvenience and hope you will continue to support this food artisan in the next season.
Overview of product availability:
330g Soft Set: available all year
400g Honey varieties: available in reduced quantities all year
300g Honeycomb: expected November 2011
150g Wollemi Wilderness: available, but almost sold out!
On a more positive note, Tim Malfroy has spent the past 3 years working on a new style of honey production and beekeeping. This ‘natural’ beekeeping is the first of its kind in the Australian market and the product ‘Wild Honey’ will to be the only commercially available honey from this method. It attempts to mimic the behaviour of bees in the wild and allow the bees to draw virgin comb by using French Warré hives.
The first harvest of this ‘Wild Honey’ product will be available in very limited quantities late this year.
“It is produced from virgin comb, and genuinely cold pressed before bottling. This honey complies with the Demeter International Guidelines for beekeeping and honey production, and will be the only biodynamic honey available in Australia” explains Tim Malfroy.
Those who have tried Wild Honey & Honeycomb have been bowled over by the difference in flavour and texture compared to conventional, commercial honey.
Tim is also teaching beekeeping courses in this new method, through Milkwood Permaculture:
Please contact the Gershgoods office if you would like any further information on Malfroy’s Gold honey products including the ‘Wild Honey’ product available at the end of 2011.
p: (02) 4759 1100