Raw honey: what's the difference and why it is better?

First, let’s talk about how bees produce honey. The process starts by worker bees collecting nectar and pollen from flowers. These hardworking bees can visit up to 100 flowers per foraging trip and can carry a load of nectar and pollen close to its own weight. When they have a full load, they return to their hives.

Back in the hives, bees pass on the collected nectar and pollen through their mouths to other working bees who will chew it before passing it on to another working bee. Bees glands secrete bee enzymes which when mixed with nectar, creates honey. By using enzymes, bees turn complex sugar found in nectar into simple sugar which makes honey more easily digested than table sugar.

The main ingredients in honey are carbohydrates (sugar), but it also contains vitamins, mineral, amino acids, enzymes, organic acids, pollen, fragrance and flavour compounds. Just like flowers have different colours, so does the pollen. This is why different honey has different colour and slightly different ingredients composition.

Now, this is what we call raw honey. Unprocessed honey with no added ingredients.

Most mass-produced honey that we find in the supermarket is heavily processed and pasteurised. This process ensures consistency in colour and viscosity, so the honey has longer shelf life. Sounds alright, but this process of over-heating honey kills most enzymes and its great property – leaving only sugar in the honey.

Special raw honey offer for local businesses

As a healthier option to sugar, raw honey can make a beautiful addition to your coffee, tea, cakes, puddings, or anything you would put sugar in. Raw honey is rich with an earthy sweetness and gives your food and drink a unique aroma!

Our BYO Jar offer is the perfect way to stock up some honey without breaking your budget. Simply prepare a jar (jars must be rinsed clean) and give us a call. We’ll come to you to fill up your jars with delicious honey, and we’ll weight them.

We can cater for a large amount up to 30kg. We’ll provide you with a tub and a tap attached for easy pouring. If you require a tub, a $25 deposit applies. Once you return the tub, you will get your deposit back.

What are you waiting for? Request a sample if you are interested!

*This offer is currently available for Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast area only.

Sweet and unique gift ideas for any occasions

Looking for a perfect gift could be tricky! But don’t worry, we’ll make it easy for you.

With our BYO Jars offer, you don’t have to break your wallet to give someone something special. Why honey, you say? Here is why:

  • It’s healthyraw honey contains natural benefits that make it the perfect substitute for sugar.
  • It’s affordable – we offer our quality raw honey for only $1/100 grams! Plus, you choose the jar so you can get the cheapest or the flashiest jar for your present. The upside: any jars will look good and appealing with our golden goodness inside it!
  • It’s versatile – you can give honey as a present to ANYONE regardless of their gender or age. Okay, maybe not for those who are allergic to honey. But, other than that, everyone.
  • It’s timeless – Raw honey can keep for ages! Our packaging will tell you what to do if your honey crystallises during cold weather.
  • Glass jars are recyclable – let them know that there are many ways to reuse and recycle a glass jar. Bam! – perfect gift for someone crafty.

Photo: One of our customers needed a cute and sweet farewell gift for her last day at her office. She bought these cute jars from K-Mart ($6 for 8x 120ml jar) and filled them up with Atilla’s Raw Honey BYO Jar offer for only $1.70 per jar!

What are you waiting for? Contact us to arrange jars pick-up and delivery!

Top-up your old jars with Atilla's Raw Honey!

Did you know that on average each Australian throws away 206 glass bottles/jars per year? If you put your old jars in the recycling bin, that’s great – all glass jars and bottles are recyclable. You know what would be even better? Giving them a new purpose!

If you bring us your old jar, we’ll top it up with Atilla’s Raw Honey for only $1/100gr. That’s only $10 a kilo!

We accept any kinds of jars, glass or plastic, as long as you rinse them before you bring them to us.

Contact us to arrange jars pick-up and delivery. We look forward to filling up your jars with our sweet wildflower raw honey!