This is because it’s winter and that’s what happens to 100 % natural honey in the cold. To restore your Bellmere Honey to its former state, gently heat it (not in a microwave or immersing the jar in a bowl of boiling water), until the consistency returns to normal.
At Bellmere, we don’t pasteurise our honey which many supermarket honey brands will do, as it destroys the antioxidants present. So store your honey in a pantry, not the fridge.
By law, all foodstuffs sold in Australia have to a use-by date. Having said that, if you keep the jar in an airtight food-grade container, it will last indefinitely.
We would recommend not giving honey to children under 12 months of age due to the potential risk of contracting infant botulism. It’s possible that a child could ingest Clostridium botulinum bacteria or spores, which are found in dirt and dust and can occasionally, contaminate honey. Older children and adults are not affected by them because their gut has developed sufficiently. It is best to seek a doctors’ advice if you have any concerns.
Yes, we pride ourselves that our honey is 100% derived from our own hives, with absolutely no additives or preservatives. You can rest assured that Bellmere only provides pure, organic Australian honey at all times.
Furthermore, Bellmere honey is pure and naturally produced by our bees gathering nectar from plants and flowers, stored in the beehive and allowed to fully ripen and mature by the bees in the hive. Bellmere Honey fully complies with the definition of Honey as per the Australian Food Standards Code classification.
Since 2010 we have cultivated over 300 hives here at Delaneys Creek on the east coast of Australia – perfect weather for our southern Mediterranean bees, and that number continues to grow.
Like any 100% natural product, your Bellmere Honey can have some tiny differences in colour, taste and consistency across different harvests. Seasonal differences mean that there can naturally be slightly different colour and flavour characteristics from each beehive. We think of honey very much like fine wine. The complexities of each honey harvest change depending on the conditions. Each harvest is unique, reflecting nectar and pollen source.
Bellmere Honey does not contain wheat, eggs, fish, peanuts, milk, tree nuts, soybeans, mono-sodium glutamate (MSG), sulfates, or lactose. Bellmere Honey do not process or store anything containing gluten.
We proudly work all our bee hives ourselves and everything is done by hand in the traditional way.