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All honeys are multifloral.
Harbour Cone Group and one-digit code on the lid:
From the foothills of the volcano which are covered with kanuka and bush varieties, and also the suburban flowers of the gardens in the villages, summer honey usually strong tasting, especially if kanuka has a honey flow.
Brightwater Apiary is now called Lasswade (L): honey runny, aromatic, lots florals including garden flowers, kanuka and linden, gum, rata and pohutukawa, and lots of others, complex and delicious
Toby Honey (T): CLOSED: in memory of Toby M, a Portobello legend who loved his bees and sited them well, the honey is always complex and tasty with many florals and kanuka, long after taste sometimes with a hint of bitter
Murphiary honey (M): it is located on Dickson Hill just near Harbour Cone, tastes strongly of kanuka and many other flowers
Herewekiary (H): CLOSED: on the slopes of Harbour Cone covered with kanuka and close to a magnificent garden, also lots of brambles, so this honey is beautifully scented, and very tasty, quite like Murphiary. My daughter, Kate, is pretty sure she can taste a hint elder flowers - which she also makes into a fantastic cordial. “H” is also in memory of Hans, the late husband of Denise, our dear friend who left us recently, a man who just loved picking the brambles and scoffing them, which were so sweet and fragrant.
Broad Bay (S): CLOSED: further from Harbour Cone, very nice and complex honey from just on the Portobello side of Grassy Point, contains kanuka late in Summer, the suburb gardens produce a delicious honey
Away from Harbour Cone:
Macandrew Bay honey (no code just label): very sweet, very floral, may contain lots of pohutukawa just delicious
Raynbirds Bay Honey (J or C or L): CLOSED: beyond Company Bay, we now have a five hives here whose bees collect a variety of nectar and pollen, different from Macandrew Bay although quite close. Delicious.
Spring honeys tend to be lighter and more floral.