what makes our honey so unique?

Honey has been used to heal humans across different cultures for centuries. Its range of healing properties is determined by the floral source and the health of the bee colony that produces the honey that we consume. So what makes apia honey's healing properties unique?  

jarrah and marri trees

Native to Western Australia, Jarrah and Marri trees produce a medicinal honey containing high levels of anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activity within it.

These trees have remained untouched by humans for centuries in environments protected by national parks, state forests, and private farm land. Our bees forage on these tree flowers, and during the honey making process, an enzyme called glucose oxidase gets picked up by the bees and converts glucose into hydrogen peroxide.

It is this naturally occurring level of hydrogen peroxide that makes our honey so powerful as a healing mechanism, especially when compared to the other floral sources available to the bees. (shown in the graph opposite)

The level of activity of these enzymes in Jarrah and Marri honey are identified and measured independently by scientists which results in an overall honey activity index, referred to as "TA" or Total Activity, the larger the number the stronger the antibacterial qualities in the honey. Continue reading below to learn more.

“Exceptionally high activity was also seen in hydrogen peroxide-dependent honeys derived from marri and jarrah from Western Australia. To our knowledge these are the most potent antibacterial honeys yet reported.”

read the article
total activity (TA) ratings

Total Activity = peroxide activity + non peroxide activity

Due to the hydrogen peroxide activity in Jarrah and Marri honey, our honey is rated by TA. See the basic rating translation on the chart opposite.

Common methods of rating manuka honey such as UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) and MGO (methylglyoxal mg/kg) only measure the non peroxide activity in the honey referring to the Methylglyoxal active enzyme.

“Honeys with hydrogen peroxide-dependent activity are more effective than manuka honey at inhibiting dermatophyte fungi and species of the yeast Candida, indicating that these honeys may be more broad spectrum and valuable as antifungal agents than manuka honey.”

read the article
western australia biosecurity

As a state, WA takes its bio security very seriously which in turn creates a natural environment for bees to remain healthy and safe from other pests and diseases.  Our hives have been methodically positioned across south western WA forests, surrounded by jarrah and marri trees, and isolated from major civilization. 

While location and environment play big roles in determining the quality of any honey, we know our location—WA, makes Apia Honey some of the cleanest and safest in the world. 

This is largely due to western australia's biosecurity and agriculture management act, which strictly monitors and limits goods coming into the state. This act has protected WA's clean environment from invasive species and foreign diseases, ultimately preserving agriculture and fostering healthier bees to flourish and produce this medicnal honey.

learn more about biosecurity
The combination of powerful hydrogen peroxide activity in the honey produced by Jarrah and Marri trees and strict biosecurity laws makes Apia Honey a clean and reliable source for your honey based health + wellness.

apia honey benefits

antibacterial

antimicrobial activity of honey is due to the glucose oxidase, hydrogen peroxide, and some phenolic compounds such as pinocembrin and syringic acid

antioxidants

antioxidant benefits of honey are associated with the presence of polyphenols including gallic acid, catechins, epicatechins, chlorogenic acids, caffeic acids, and quercetin

low GI index

Jarrah & Marri honey is low in glucose/high in fructose compared to other honey which makes it low GI and wont spike your blood sugar making it a healthy sweetner option 

gut health

Studies have shown that natural honey contains high amount of prebiotics due to the antimicrobial capacity improving the gut microbial balance, thanks to the high content of oligosaccharides, which act as a substrate for the growth of prebiotic microorganisms.

oral + throat health

Honey coats the inner lining of the throat and destroys the harmful microbes while simultaneously soothing the throat.  It is useful for the treatment of many oral diseases, including periodontal disease, stomatitis, and halitosis abd also helps with the prevention of dental plaque, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, and periodontitis. 

skin health

Honey has hygroscopic properties, absorbing metabolites, and causing detoxification of the dermal tissue. This results in an increase in the skin tension, improvement of its elasticity, revitalizing its color, and smoothing out wrinkles while supporting skin-cell turnover, collagen and elastin production.

anti inflammatory

high levels of flavonoids and other polyphenols in honey helps to decrease inflammatory mediators by inhibiting the activation of the inflammatory response. 

wound healing

promoter of wound repair and an antimicrobial agent as honey promotes the activation of dormant plasminogen which activates the proteolytic enzyme in the wound matrix

reduce acid reflux

honey helps by coating the esophagus and stomach lining, thus preventing the upward flow of food and gastric juice. Honey can further stimulate the tissues on the sphincter to assist in their regrowth and finally reduce the chances of acid reflux

hungry for more?

head over to our news page to read more articles and further your knowledge with our library of articles & resources.

Organic Jarrah Honey TA 35+

Regular price $340.00
/
Tax included.


Our honey is 100% natural and raw. 

The honey is untreated or heated so all the flavor and health benefits of this unique honey are kept in each jar.  The bees forage on the Eucalyptus Marginata or 'Jarrah Trees' in the SW regions of Western Australia which is considered the most remote and protected bee environment in the world.

A caramel or molasses type flavor that is smooth on the palate. 

We get our honey independently tested by a third party so we can verify the anti-microbial activity of each jar, this is measured in Total Activity (TA).

100% Raw Organic Jarrah Honey

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
100%
(14)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
T
Thomas Mccoll
Delicious Goodness

You can taste the natural beauty of the Western Australia bush. The aroma that comes from my hot water when I add Apia Jarrah is incredible. The whole experience from purchase to consumption is easy and quick. I have bought extra so I never run out.

M
Mikita Marus
Best honey I've ever tried?

Incredibly tasty and fragrant honey.

O
Olivia
Feel-good honey

With no nasties and all the goodness I love giving this honey to my family on toast or in a cup of tea or just by the spoonful! So delicious and so good for them its definitely a feel-good honey!

S
Sandy Jones
Jarrah Honey TA 35+

This honey is exceptional. I am Western Australian and grew up with the taste of Jarrah honey as my favourite toast spread . I now appreciate the many benefits of this quality honey and use it in my tea each day. The smooth caramel like taste is a huge hit with my grand children . So nice to share my childhood memory with them .

R
Rachel Gillon
Best honey outside NZ

I am a kiwi living in Aus and traditionally only buy NZ honey. This honey has been the best I have ever had in Aus, beautiful flavour, easy to spread and add to things and I love knowing it’s full of so many benefits. Purchased a smaller tub to try and now have a large one on the go. It’s a daily staple in our home :)

Cart

Organic Jarrah Honey Balm

Regular price $290.00
/
Tax included.


A balm that has been naturally designed to repair, regenerate and protect damaged skin cells and leave it feeling hydrated, soft and healed. 

Formulated with a specialized blend of antioxidant rich oils, emollients and extracts with ingredients such as sweet almond oil, shea butter and calendula flower extract combined with the healing properties of organically certified Jarrah Honey and beeswax. Your skin will appear relaxed, healed and healthy. 

This is an all purpose balm that can be used for all skin types including dry, sensitive, oily, combination and normal skin.

 Key Ingredients:

  • Organic Jarrah Honey
  • Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
  • Organic Beeswax
  • Sweet Almond Oil

Apply liberally to dry or sensitive skin as often as needed.

This intensely moisturizing balm is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants to support natural collagen synthesis and barrier repair.

Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Organic Jarrah Honey, Olive Fruit Oil, Organic Beeswax, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Lecithin, Kakadu Plum Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Sunflower Oil, Frankincense Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
100%
(9)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
H
Helen
Amazing!

Apia honey tastes great!
The hand cream really surprised me. It soothes my eczema and helps it to heal much faster than any thing else I have tried!

R
Rachel
A must have

I use this as a lip balm, seriously nourishing with intense hydration, it manages to transform dry chapped lips after a day in the sun diving or sailing. A very affordable multi purpose product, love it!

So nice to see a business prioritising sustainability and our natural environment, thank you.

C
Cb
Top quality products

Entire family love the honey and the balm

J
Jamie An
This balm is amazing

So nourishing and tasty on my lips I love the texture and the scent of the honey! Will be repurchasing for sure once this huge tube runs out.

J
Jessie Albica
A balm that keeps giving!

Dry skin, eczema, rough patches...this balm seriously rocks. I put this on after a long surf when I know I've had too much sun, or see patches of dry skin that need attention. Super nourishing and hydrating. My wife loves to use it too on her lips too.

Cart
Marri Honey TA 35+
Marri Honey TA 35+
Marri Honey TA 35+
Marri Honey TA 35+
Marri Honey TA 35+
Marri Honey TA 35+
Marri Honey TA 35+

Marri Honey TA 35+

Regular price $320.00
/
Tax included.


Our honey is 100% natural and raw.  

The honey is untreated or heated so all the flavor and health benefits of this unique honey are kept in each jar.  The bees forage on the Corymbia Calophylla or commonly known as the 'Marri Trees' in the SW regions of Western Australia which is considered the most remote and protected bee environment in the world.

A light, smooth honey with a subtle sweetness. 

We get our honey independently tested by a third party so we can verify the anti-microbial activity of each jar, this is measured in Total Activity (TA).

100% Raw Marri Honey

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
100%
(4)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
L
Lau Mimi Hong Ting

We love the texture and taste!

T
Terry
New Favorite Honey

Been using this honey for more than 3 weeks now and my family loves it ! the taste, the texture and all it’s health benefit - not going back to any other brands and we will definitely re-order 😋

R
RG

Delicious and organic, can taste the difference

J
John
Marri Honey TA 35+

loved the taste, the packaging and how raw the honey is! will repurchase for sure

Cart