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About Us

Hello and welcome to our About us! page.

We are a couple that live in Nimbin, in the beautiful Northern Rivers of NSW which is Bundjalung Country. Together we believe in a life based on sustainable living. And so we have put much love into our property and food gardens to keep our bees and bellies happy!

Jens has a background in the building industry and has been a hobby beekeeper for a number of years before expanding the operation into the business that Black Dog Honey is today.

Lisa, the creative nature, is doing the much appreciated hard work behind the scenes like preparing orders and customer service to keep the business running smooth.

Together we compliment each other very well, enjoy working the bees, extracting honey and usually don’t take life too seriously.

 
 
About Us

Why ‘Black Dog’

Fortunately, Black Dog Honey has nothing to do with Winston Churchill’s black dog of depression.

It is the total opposite, we have named our business after our adorable and rather happy Kelpie Cross called Ben.

Ben came into our lives as a rescue dog and has accompanied us on most of our adventures.

Ben’s infectious and happy nature, has made him the inspiration behind much of our work.

Thanks to his calm attitude, he also ‘helps’  with the extraction of our honey, supervision of the bees (from the safety and comfort of his bed in our vehicle of course), doing deliveries runs and is the star of our store at local markets and shows.

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Our Girls

Our Girls are Italian Honeybees, they are calm in nature and are viable workers.

They feed on an abundance and variety of local flora around the pristine , world heritage listed rainforest around Nimbin in northern NSW.

We don’t move our hives during the season, which gives our honey a different, unique flavour throughout the year.

We treat our bees with the upmost respect and care , spending countless hours looking after their health and wellbeing. In return,  we are rewarded with some of the best Raw Honey in Australia.