- Golden Plains Honey has adopted Bio Dynamic beekeeping practices as a way of ensuring the quality of our product whilst maintaining bee health.
- We produce 100% raw and cold filtered honey. No heat is applied during extraction or processing.
- Our honey is fully matured and cured in the hive.
- All hives are sourced from Australian timber.
- Our hive boxes are chemical free.
- Biodynamic principles of beekeeping have been adopted, as permissible, under current legislation.
- Hive design innovations ensure intervention is kept to a minimum, thereby ensuring optimal conditions for the bees, maximising bee health.
- We do not artificially breed queens or use artificially inseminated queens. Queen cells are taken from the hives where possible to create new hives.
- We are careful not to put our hives near huge mono-cultures.
- We work closely with local farmers to promote bee health and bee friendly practices.
Golden Plains Honey vs. Conventional honey
|Our Bees construct honeycomb in hives made from sustainable wood and materials that are treated with natural products.||Conventional Beekeeping utilises honeycomb in frames made of material that is chemically treated with synthetic material.|
|Our Honey is stored and ripened in Honeycomb that bees have constructed naturally.||Conventional Honey is stored and ripened in honeycomb that bees have constructed on recycled wax or plastic comb.|
|Our Honey is stored and ripened for 3 to 9 months in the hive.||Conventional honey is collected once the supers are full.|
|Our Honey comes from bees that are fed their natural diet.||Conventional Honey comes from bees that fed artificially|
|Our Bees are treated only with organic biodynamic preparations to maintain their health.||Conventional bees may have been treated with chemicals & synthetics|
|Our honey is extracted at low temperatures||Conventional is heated & pressure filtered to facilitate extraction|
|Our bees are only placed in environments of low toxicity and pollution thereby ensuring a clean nectar supply.||Conventional beekeepers pay little attention to pollution levels or environmental toxicity|