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Published January 22nd 2017
Catch up on the buzz around SA-made honey
South Australia is home to a number of hidden gems that have found their home in the faraway yet lovable land of the Adelaide Hills. Most people tend to flock to Adelaide and South Australia for their wine (and beer), but there is so much more that the state has to offer.
A small, family-run business that is located in the picturesque Adelaide Hills and specializes in making unique flavours of honey is Buzz Honey. I have personally always loved honey to mix in with my tea or have it with toast. But, I had no idea how versatile this simple yet powerful ingredient can be.
Cleverly located next to the home of the best beer in the world (Prancing Pony Brewery), this space can offer you the much-needed buzz through freshly made, raw honey that is free of chemicals. Honey is known for its innumerable health and nutritional benefits, so why not buy it straight from the source?
The storefront may look small, but it imbibes in itself a number of locally-sourced (and produced!) products, such as delicious ice creams by Popsicool, Kangaroo Island's popular Ligurian Honey skincare and bodycare range, and other bee-friendly accessories to complement your purchase.
While it is a bit of a road trip to get to Buzz Honey, you can enjoy an authentic experience by admiring the Bee Hive, where you can see thousands of little guys enclosed in their hive, working hard to create top quality honey. It is quite a surreal thing to see, but it will leave you in awe.
Alternatively, if it's too hard to find your way to the Hills, there are a number of places that stock the products from Buzz Honey, such as IGA, Foodland, and health food stores (to name a few). More options are listed here. In the event that you are absolutely stuck and cannot find the jars, one of the friendly staff members will be more than happy to assist you (or you can even shop online).
One thing that instantly makes me fall in love with small, local businesses is how forthcoming the lovely staff members are, and their enthusiasm and passion for their products comes shining through their conversation with us.
The entire range of honey produced and sold here is available for a sample through a well-put tasting platter, which allows customers with the opportunity with a range of flavours that are available in-store. We couldn't help but buy two jars for ourselves and having incorporated it into our breakfast meals and smoothies, we can safely say that we are in love!
The shop may be tiny, but nestled in the Adelaide Hills, it offers so much more than just honey. Think of delightful, bee-friendly cards, clothing and accessories for little bubbas, and other bee accessories (among the many options) - all coming from local businesses.
Who knew that honey was such a diverse ingredient? A small difference in its formula results in a powerful and stand-out taste that is bound to please the palate. Conveniently located across from a brewery, you might as well explore the different businesses that are located in this small yet attractive complex.
Bee accessories to complement your honey purchases