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Published May 3rd 2017
Taste the difference of raw honey
The Mornington Peninsula is a foodie's destination that produces some of the state's best produce. Here, at Pure Peninsula Honey you can see the passion that apiarist (beekeeper) John Winkles and his team shares for producing the highest quality honey, and also educating children and adults on the importance of bees.
What started out as a hobby for John, has now turned into a very successful full time business, that includes an extensive range of honey and bee products that can be purchased from the farm shop, which is open to the public every day of the year (except Christmas). They also sell their Pure Peninsula Honey at local markets, online and in over 100 retail outlets... That's pretty impressive!
Despite living on the Peninsula and regularly buying Pure Peninsula Honey from local craft markets, I had never actually visited the farm shop. Sure, I've seen the signs at the roundabout off Peninsula Link, and I even drive past Derril Rd several times a day, yet I had no idea what I was missing out on... until now!
The shop has an impressive range of honey and bee products! You will find every imaginable variety of honey, and best thing of all, you can taste test them all for free before making your final selection.
The extensive range includes all the common honey varieties including Yellow Box, Banksia, Clover, Stringy Bark, Grey Box , Iron Bark, Eucalyptus and Orange Blossom to name just a few. More unusual varieties include cinnamon honey, creamed ginger honey and Jarrah. There is also a large range of Manuka honey of varying grades between 30plus to 400plus. The numbers on the Manuka honey represents the grading of the antibacterial properties.