Sustainability

Fully off grid operation

As important as it is to keep our girls in best shape possible, as important it is to us to keep our impact on the environment as small as possible.

From our workshop, office operations, to the honey production everything is powered by either our 12kw off grid solar system or by our back up diesel generator. The diesel generator in converted to run on locally acquired BIO-diesel made from used vegetable oils.

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Packaging

Black Dog Honey packing is carefully selected with the environment in mind. We try our hardest to pack our products in container that are either biodegradable, fully compostable or at the very least, recyclable.

Why are bees so important?

From a global point of view, honey bees are the most common pollinating insect for food crops.

Bees also contribute to the Australian economy, indirectly, through pollination services as roughly one-third of the food we consume every day, relies on the help of our stripy friends. These foods include products like tomatoes, strawberries, apples, oranges, elderberries, cranberries, sunflowers, macadamia nuts, and peaches.

Honey bees also play a significant role in the pollination of other important crops such as cotton and flax. And there are also several valuable non-food products produced by the honey bee, such as beeswax used in cleaning and beauty products.

Australia is producing between 25,000 and 30,000 tonnes of honey annually.

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Location of the Apiary

Our Apiaries are located around the beautiful area of Nimbin. Our bees have access to many national parks as well as backyards and reserves. This gives our honey a very broad range of flavour.

Why support Beekeepers

Beekeeping is like many other agricultural businesses very reliant on the support of people who appreciate the effort that goes into the product. We believe that supporting the independent farmer has a direct impact on their produce.

For us, we must keep our bees in the best possible health and shape, so we happily spent countless hours making sure the operation runs smoothly and safe for everyone involved. Support Black Dog Honey by shopping online and try our famous Rainforest Raw Honey today.