Blue Hills having been producing some of the best honey since 1955. Bernard Charles kept bees as a hobby and in 1955 began Blue Hills Honey Co. Bernard was sourcing premium honey straight from the pristine Tarkine wilderness in Tasmania’s North-West, Known for having the world’s cleanest air and water. This of course means that the honey is full of goodness with no nasties. Combine this with Blue Hills Cold extraction process means that Blue Hills honey retains all of its natural components.
Blue Hills Honey have been leading the field in honey innovation since 1960. Rueben Charles (son of Bernard) and his wife Beryl expanded production to 1600 hives and become the first Australian honey producer to export honey to Japan. Blue Hills honey were also the first Australian honey producer to implement a stringent industry-initiated quality assurance program in accordance Australian and New Zealand food safety requirements. Blue Hills Honey can supply honey in a range of sizes from 125 grams to 295 kilograms.
Rueben’s son Robbie, along with his wife Nicola started managing the business in the 1990s. Robbie and Nicola have overseen the establishment of a large packaging facility for retail and export markets in 2004. The apiary now consists of around 2000 hives producing a broad range of the finest honeys. Blue Hills honey is renowned for its premium leatherwood Honey – a uniquely Tasmanian product made from the nectar collected by bees from the flowering native rainforest in the heart of the Tarkine.
Have you tried using Blue Hills Leatherwood Honey in place of golden syrub in golden syrup dumplings? Maybe add a little honey to your yoghurt for breakfast or a healthy snack on the go. Another popular way of using honey is to use it as a substitute for sugar in recipes. Just follow these simple steps below as a guide.
1. Use ½ - ¾ cup of honey for each one cup of sugar in the recipe.
2. Reduce the liquid by ¼ cup for each cup of sugar replaced with honey.
3. Reduce cooking temperature by 25° (Honey will brown more easily)
4. If the recipe doesn’t already include baking soda, add ¼ teaspoon for each cup of sugar replaced.
The flavour of the finished product will change a bit, this will depend on the honey that is used in the recipe.
To get some of this fantastic Tasmanian honey contact one of the friendly staff at Exquisite Flavours today!