As an Australian owned company, using 100% Australian honey from our nationwide network of beekeeper families for over 62 years, we are very proud to see the Australian Made Campaign logo on our new packs! Be sure to keep an eye out in-store when shopping for your favourite honey...
Do you know why bees make a 'buzzing' noise? It's been discovered that bees can beat their wings up to 200 times per second as they fly! This rapid wing movement causes the buzzing sound we famously associate with bees. Aren't they such fascinating little creatures! #facts
#Fact 115: Aborigines in northern Australia call native honey 'Sugarbag', because it is so sweet. The native honey bees are called 'Sugarbag Bees'. Because native bees have no sting, the Aborigines have never had to worry about being stung!
We're often asked, how long will my honey last? Whether your honey will have an expiry or best before date printed on the pack depends on where you are located and the brand of honey. For example, Australian consumer law does not require honey to have an expiry or best before date, as with proper storage (airtight container away from moisture) honey will last indefinitely. Did you know honey has even been found in Egyptian tombs and it was still suitable for human consumption?
We're taking you behind the scenes of Capilano Honey to share a special story... Meet Lindsay Soulsby, our Beekeeper from Rheola, Victoria. Joining his father and grandfather in the family trade, Lindsay is a third generation beekeeper with a rich history. The Dodge truck he is pictured with (below) was purchased second-hand with his father in 1980. This father-son beekeeping duo then custom built a truck tray to transport their bees and it has served them well for over 30 years.
Have you ever wondered why beekeepers always wear light coloured protective suits? Bees are attracted to dark colours, which can excite them. So to ensure a calm interaction with the bees, beekeepers wear light coloured clothing.
We'd love to take you behind the scenes of Capilano Honey and introduce you to Ray and Mark Hall, our father-son Beekeepers from Victoria. Theirs is a very special story, as 80-year old Ray was our third Chairman and has been an integral part of Capilano's long history. Born with a passion for beekeeping in his blood, Mark joined his father Ray and this family team truly embody the Australian spirit of loyalty, mateship and a love of nature. Qualities we all admire!
Join us “behind the scenes” of Capilano Honey and meet Phil McHugh, one our Beekeepers from Tamworth, NSW. Phil is passionate about producing quality honey and his family have been suppliers to Capilano for 40 years! An integral part of our company, Phil has also served on the Board for 22 years. We truly value the partnerships we have with local Australian beekeeping families, it's incredible they have spanned decades - and we look forward to many more!
We're delighted to take you behind the scenes and introduce you to one of our Beekeepers, Rodney Ruge. Rodney has been supplying honey to Capilano for over 30 years! In the spirit of 'lending each other a hand', Australian farmers sometimes allow Beekeepers to take their bees onto farming land. In return, Beekeepers often deliver hay to drought stricken farmers. Rodney recently set off on a massive 900km journey from Toowoomba, delivering this load of hay to farmers in Eulo.
We’re thrilled to introduce you Capilano's largest honey supplier, Graham Baker! Graham started his beekeeping business 32 years ago with just 90 hives. Today, Graham has approximately 1,800 hives and produces an average of 288,000kg of honey for Capilano annually! That's the equivalent of 576,000 jars of honey every year. Isn't this an incredible achievement!