Top quality honey

Prestige. Blue Hills Honey has brought back two accolades from the 2018 Tasmanian Export Awards. Celebrating its 25th year, the awards recognise excellence in exporting by Tasmanian enterprises. The Mawbanna business won Regional Exporter, for outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non-metropolitan Tasmanian location. And, the inaugural Tasmanian …

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Saving the manuka brand

Market. Blue Hills Honey, like other producers around the country, is awaiting the verdict on whether it may continue to use the word manuka for its product. The industry was stung into action recently following a move by New Zealand producers to trademark the word manuka. In response, the Australian Manuka Honey Association (AMHA) was …

8 months ago 0

World-class honey at Blue Hills

Judging. Blue Hills Honey has won an international award at the 2016 World Quality Selections in Belgium this month for its Tasmanian Leatherwood variety. The Mawbanna business has been awarded the ‘Grand Gold Product Quality Award’ by the European Monde Selection, while also being shortlisted with four others for the ‘Prize of the Jury’ in …

3 years ago
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Honey stores

Business. Despite rumours to the contrary, Blue Hills Honey is not closing. The Mawbanna business has been hugely impacted by the bushfires that began more than two months ago, but according to managing director Nicola Charles it will not stop operations. “It will take more than the largest fire in Tasmanian written history to close our …

3 years ago

Harvest hindered

Honey. Blue Hills Honey only gets one shot at harvest each year and that time is now. The Mawbanna company is in the process of assessing the impact on this year’s harvest following the recent bushfires in the region. Close to 50,000 hectares has been burnt in Mawbanna alone. “It’s the first flush that we …

3 years ago

Honey, we’re gold

Awards. Blue Hills Honey has buzzed away from the 2015 Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards with 19 medals in a record for the Mawbanna business. Held annually, the awards promote excellence in food with judges viewing more than 1400 products against stringent criteria. Winning in every category of honey entered this year, managing director Nicola Charles said …

3 years ago

All abuzz

Bees. Close to 70 beekeepers congregated in Circular Head at the weekend for the 70th annual conference of the Tasmanian Beekeepers’ Association. Held at Tall Timbers, the occasion was officially opened by Senator Richard Colbeck on Friday afternoon, with an annual dinner the following night. Among the attendees was Australian Honey Bee Industry Council chairman Ian Zadow. The …

4 years ago
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That’d bee sweet!

Investment. Mawbanna’s Blue Hills Honey is set to employ more workers and invest in new equipment with help from a federal government grant delivered last week. Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley visited the business on Wednesday to announce the $81,272 package as part of the Innovation and Investment Fund, assisting the facility’s planned expansion …

4 years ago

Blue Hills buzzing

Awards. Yes, Blue Hills Honey has done it again. A whopping 16 medals were taken out by the Mawbanna business at the 2014 Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards. Managing director Nicola Charles admitted the news was remarkable: “This is the most we’ve ever won in any one event . . . It makes it harder …

4 years ago

Blue Hills is abuzz

Honey. Mawbanna’s Blue Hills Honey has once again showed off its premium product, with awards at the 2013 Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards held at Wrest Point Casino last month. BHH claimed gold in the following categories: Extracted Liquid Honey – medium amber (leatherwood); and Manuka Honey (Manuka). Silver for its Extracted Liquid Honey – light …

5 years ago