CATTAI HONEY IS CLOSED
Varroa Mite Emergency Response.
Unfortunately, a Biosecurity (Varroa mite) Emergency Order is in place for Cattai Honey’s harvest area, and is classified as a Red Zone under the Varroa mite emergency response. Accordingly, and with great sorrow, we have ceased honey production until further notice. NSW DPI has detected Varroa mite, which was (originally) confirmed as Varroa destructor, in biosecurity surveillance hives at the Port of Newcastle. NSW DPI is working to protect the NSW honeybee industry by ensuring we eradicate the parasite. Cattai Honey supports the emergency response by complying with the Order. For the latest details, visit the NSW Department of Primary Industries Varroa Mite Emergency Response current situation and information online.
FAREWELL TO OUR CATTAI HONEY BEES.
About Cattai Honey
Closed until further notice due to the Varroa Mite Emergency Response.
Cattai Honey comes from the nectar of the pristine bushland around Cattai in NSW. Nestled in the Cumberland Plain near Sydney our bee’s range encompasses Cattai National Park, which is an important and protected land system. Significantly, the area retains much of its original vegetation. The local bush is densely populated with Paperbark, Red Gum, Stringybark, Grey Gum and Cabbage Gum, Yellow Bloodwood, Red Bloodwood, Ironbark, Bottlebrush, and several varieties of Australia’s iconic wattle.
Our family harvest raw natural honey from Western honey bees, which forage on the native flora of Cattai’s unspoiled bushland. We cold-extract from wooden hives and sieve to ensure that we preserve the natural enzymes and retain the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of this pure natural raw honey.
The resulting harvest reaps dark rich honey with deep caramelised toffee notes and a lemony bite.
Cattai National Park, the traditional Country of the Darug people. The landscape and river provided a rich source of food, medicine, shelter and tools for the Aboriginal people. Traditionally, the sap of the local gum tree was used to heal wounds, the leaves of the wattle were used to stun fish and the Bottlebrush to sweeten drinks.
Medicinally, our Cattai Honey can assist and accelerate the healing time of wounds, as it has strong natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It can be applied topically on burns and grazes. Taken in a warm tonic or in its concentrated form it can help soothe a sore throat and other similar ailments.
The Park also protects a number of ancient Aboriginal sites that are evidence of the Darug people’s ancient connection to the land, including axe-grinding grooves, rock engravings and rock art.
SHOP CATTAI HONEY
Australian. Pure. Raw. Natural. Native.
Our pure Australian honey
is was organically sourced by bees from the Cattai area of NSW. The honey we harvested has had an intense native bush honey flavour with toffee notes, a lemony bite, and a rich dark copper hue. Our bees collected pollen throughout the local bushland, with many gathering from Paperbark, Red Gum, Stringybark, Grey Gum and Cabbage Gums, Yellow Bloodwood, Red Bloodwood, Ironbark, Bottlebrush, and wattles that populate the region and blended beautifully to create our superior honey.