Since late 2016 our humble honey company has been hard at work establishing Manuka honey plantations on regenerated farmland across Western Australia’s South West region. We’re continually increasing our area under plantation year-by-year, aiming to become one of Australia’s leading suppliers of Manuka honey in the near future.
In 2019 Honey For Life purchased one of Western Australia’s leading commercial beekeeping operations Davies Apiaries which was established some 40 years ago. With a state-of-the-art extraction facility and 900 beehives, we’ve been hard at work expanding this operation ever since.
We also produce some of Australia’s most sought-after honey, which includes Active Jarrah, Karri and Red Gum. These varietals are all unique to Western Australia’s South West region, and we feel so lucky to be able to share them with you.
We're increasing our area under Manuka tree plantation year-by-year and are aiming to become one of Australia’s leading suppliers of Manuka honey and specialty mono-floral honey in the near future.
We're currently exporting products into Singapore, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Canada, China, Italy and Hong Kong. We are always looking to expand our international product distribution, and similarly are looking for a potential East Coast partner for the establishment of Manuka plantations and product distribution.
Restoring ancient farmland
We recently purchased and established two plantations on properties in Western Australia's South West. These properties were cleared of the majority of their native vegetation back in the early 1900s and have been used since for mixed cropping, sheep and cattle grazing.
Since purchasing these properties we’ve planted approximately 930,000 trees within the cleared areas to form a future bee-friendly forest with the majority of these trees being native and endemic to Western Australia. These plantations have also been registered with the government as a certified large scale carbon sequestration project.
Also by significantly boosting the beehive population on these farms at various times of the year, we are creating a net positive pollinator effect on all the surrounding natural flora in the local area.
We aim to be one of the most transparent beekeeping operations and food companies in Australia and to further add to this coming soon is our batch finder, which provides a catalogue of information about each honey, pollen or beeswax product we have for sale.
The specific batch information sheet is printed and comes with every product purchased so you, the customer, know as much as we do about the product!