Where To Buy The Best Local Honey In Sydney
- Mums & Bubs
Sugar do-do-do-do-do-do ahhh, honey honey! In our household, The Bee Movie gets played just about every single day since our little one developed a fascination with bees, flying, and sticky, gooey delicious honey!
To further develop this eager fascination with bees and honey, we thought it was high time we looked into the amazing honey farms in Sydney and where you can source their fresh and scrumptious honey from.
Blue Mountains Honey Company – The Honey Shed
Top on the list of any honey farm tour must be Blue Mountains Honey. The family-owned operation has been churning out honey, honeycomb, condiments, beeswax skincare and other products for over 30 years and even invite visitors to tour their working honey shed. Located at the foot of the Blue Mountains, The Honey Shed is open Mondays to Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3 pm for honey lovers to have a gander at the honey-making process and to buy some delicious treats.
Location: 2828 The Northern Road, Luddenham
Did you know that Centennial Parklands produces honey? We didn’t either, but now that we do, we’re very eager to sample honey that’s made right in the heart of Sydney. Every batch of Centennial Parklands honey is 100% raw and unheated, meaning you know you’re getting only the good stuff, and they all taste different based on the season and unique nectar collected by the bees. While you can’t actually visit the eight European beehives that currently reside within a protected bird sanctuary, you can buy fresh honey jars from the Parklands Office and the Centennial Homestead within the park. Yum!
Location: Centennial Parklands, Sydney
The Urban Beehive
Aside from producing some of the tastiest honey around, Urban Beehive are the gatekeepers of some of Sydney's most thriving beehives and even offer courses on how to become a successful beekeeper. Vicky Brown and Doug Purdie are the team behind Urban Beehive and sell and maintain a range of local beehives in Sydney (and sometimes internationally!) including thriving beehives in Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands. Their unique urban honey comes from various regions across Sydney and changes with the seasons.
To sample Urban Beehive's delicious range of honey and honeycomb, their warehouse is open and Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am -3:00 pm (except public holidays) - they love chatting all things bees and beehive cultivation. You can buy their amazing honey instore or online direct from the source!
Location: Unit 21, 19 McCauley St, Matraville
Redfern Raw Honey
Another thriving honey producer right in our backyard, Redfern Raw Honey cultivate and sell 100% raw, unadulterated honey from their urban beehives in the heart of Redfern. Sustainability and conscious cultivation are at the heart of the Redfern Raw Honey business, which means there are absolutely no nasties in their honey and beeswax products, and their inner-city bees live free from industrial pesticides widely used in commercial honey farming. Redfern Raw Honey sell their honey products online including a giant full-frame of honeycomb - yum! They offer free delivery Sydney-wide or you can pop in and collect your order.
Please note: Redfern Raw Honey has currently sold out of honey and honeycomb until they can harvest some more in spring. They’ll be back with a new batch in early October 2020.
Location: Redfern - Shop Online
Cedar Creek Orchard
If you're looking for a real-deal honey farm experience close to Sydney, go for a family road trip to Cedar Creek Orchard just outside Picton. Owned and run by the Silm family since 1937, Cedar Creek Orchard grows and sells a wide variety of local produce including fresh fruits and honey. Cultivating fresh honey and beeswax from their own beehives and neighbouring farms, Cedar Creek Orchard's delicious honey is as close to farm-fresh as you can get! The stunning Cedar Creek Orchard is nestled among the hills in South-Western Sydney, making for a picturesque family outing.
Location: 269 Mulhollands Rd, Thirlmere
Mudgee Honey Haven
This one is a little further afield, but if you're keen for a road trip or a weekend away, take a 3-hour drive north-west of Sydney to the Mudgee Honey Haven Factory and Gift-Shop. The region is known for its superb local produce and this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the beautiful town. It has the widest selection of local honey available to try and buy, plus a huge range of handcrafted products. See the live working beehive in action through a special glass window and enjoy a relaxed afternoon tea in the delightful cafe. There is a range of gifts, tasting of honey wines and liqueurs and even an 18-hole mini-golf course for the kids!
Location: 2 Hill End Rd, Mudgee
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