Clifford's Honey Farm
Kangaroo Island

Honey Flavours

HOW DO WE GET DIFFERENT FLAVOURS?

The plants the bees are gathering nectar from determine honey flavour.

Bees gather nectar from the plants that are flowering near their hive. They usually forage within a 1 km range from their hive. Beehives are migrated around Kangaroo Island into areas where large amounts of a particular plant are flowering; this will ensure the bees are feeding on this resource.

Ripe honey is removed about every 3 weeks. As another species comes into bloom we move the beehives to that location and the bees will gather a new flavour. During the colder months they only have the opportunity to gather nectar when weather permits. This is only enough for the bees own requirements, so we don't harvest any honey during winter. There is something flowering somewhere on Kangaroo Island practically all year round. The bees work the hardest in spring and summer.

Blue Gum
Blue Gum
Mallee
Mallee
Sugar Gum
Sugar Gum
Bottle Brush
Bottle Brush
Canola
Canola
Cup Gum
Cup Gum
Ligurian Bees Grazing on Mallee Flora

Ligurian Bees from the Hive

Top Quality Cliffords Honey ready for sale

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Page updated: 12/02/2009

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