Pure, unprocessed honey
Walaja Broome Bush Honey is collected and bottled in the beautiful and pristine Kimberley. Dubbed ‘The Last Wilderness’, the Kimberley has no industry or other pollutants, making our honey as tasty and healthy as it gets. Our honey is 100% organic, natural, unprocessed and contains no additives.
As good as honey can ever be
Roebuck Cattle Station, with a land mass of 750,000 acres surrounds the historic pearling town of Broome is owned and managed by the Yawuru Aboriginal Group.
This pristine and fertile parcel of land boasts several native trees that flower at different times of the year. The Kimberley region is blessed as a beekeeping area in many ways. It is disease free and our bees thrive in the warm tropical climate.
Free from industry and chemicals, our beehives live in perfect harmony with free-range cattle and the sweet-faced wallabies that seek shade and water from the tropical climate.
The main sources of nectar in the dry season for the bees are the Saltwater Paperbark or Melaleuca which flowers from Easter to September and the Wickham’s Grevillea which flowers from May to July. Both nectar sources are intense, abundant and when the flow is on, the bees thrive, collecting nothing else, thus making the honey monofloral.
When the dry season nectar flow dwindles, many of our bees are moved onto a watermelon farm south of Broome to pollinate the crops. Here the bees are primarily employed to boost the melon grower’s annual yield by pollinating the small golden melon flower, but a sweet little bonus exists in the hives and with pollination complete the watermelon nectar is harvested. Like the Kimberley melaleuca and grevillea nectar, the watermelon honey has a distinctly unique taste.
Once the dry season is over, our bees are moved back to Roebuck Cattle Station to feast on the Bloodwood flower which flowers over the warmer months from October to March. The Bloodwood is a tropical eucalyptus tree which grows in abundance throughout the Kimberley. Its nectar is dark and rich with a subtle caramel aftertaste and very popular with local indigenous people.
Once you taste our honey you will understand why most of our clients are repeat customers.
Melaleuca or paperbark is one of the most important food sources for the bees in the Kimberley. Its nectar flows from Easter through till August. Our honey comes specifically from the Salt Water Paperbark and has been scientifically analysed with a total activity measuring of 25+. It has a sweet and unique taste and aroma.
Native Grevillea Honey
The nectar of the Grevillea wickamii flows from May to July. This sweet and rich honey is described as thick and creamy.
Bloodwood, or Tropical eucalypt, produces nectar that is dark, and has a strong and unique flavour with a caramel aftertaste. Nectar flows during the build-up to the Wet Season, from November, and the trees continue to flower until March.
During the months of June to November, a percentage of hives are moved to a watermelon farm south of Broome for the purposes of pollinating melon. The bees collect nectar from the small yellow flowers and the honey has a nice, light, floral and sweet taste.