Leatherwood honey

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  1. boneyard

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    Hope all are well.
    Leatherwood honey can only be Found in Tasmania.
    Last year bushfires wiped out most Leatherwood trees.
    Next time you are in a supermarket, have a look for it.
    The most common (only) brand is R L Stephens.
    The current price is $7.50 for a 500 gram jar, or $15 a kilo.
    Please let me know how much stock you find on the shelves.
    I have just under 50 kilos.
    Maybe grabbed whatever you can?

    Feedback is encouraged. ...
     
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    Hi boneyard, thank you for the heads-up , I agree Leatherwood is real honey in my opinion the best (but not everyone's taste), not many supermarkets stock it over here, rather difficult to find, I purchased a 1kg last week - but way more expense at $27.50 for kg (500gm jar is nicer but $16), I didn't mind because only eat small quantity and its doesn't take much to fully appreciation. Very little stock in the supermarket I visited 3kg only.
     
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    makes a very nice mead with some k1v.

    i prefer jellybush, australias version of manuka.
     
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    I would often buy Leatherwood honey going back many years ago, i liked the taste. Ill have a look next time I'm at the shops. These days i only buy Manuka honey with a UMF 15+ rating. Cost about $40 for 250g, but i love the taste and keeps me from getting sick.
     
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    Yea, we bought some Leatherwood and Manuka honey while we were in Tassie around 12 months ago.

    Damn.... didn't realise it was actually going to appreciate in price. Would've bought up otherwise..:D

    Me and the misses are drooling at the thought of 50kg though..... Lol. Seriously tasty stuff....
     
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    Leatherwood is good , but I think Jarrah honey from WA/Pemberton area/ has this special natural taste. Is is very hard to get/every second year/,cost around $30-40 per kilo if you know the people. Some Supermarkets selling this product but has nothing to do with the Jarrah taste of honey.
     
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    this talk of specific types of honey is a bit of a scam. unless the hives are under a net with blossom of one particular species then they are foraging from many different sources and the honey isn't solely this or that.
     
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    Ag Bullet is correct.

    My favorite honey is leatherwood by a long shot.

    Just got back from Tassie 2 weeks ago and went to visit several honey sellers along the north coast.

    Firstly the prices were right up with very little availability of anything larger than a 3kg bucket and secondly they all told me that at best it would be 70% leatherwood the rest being whatever else was flowering in the area at the time.

    The best price that I could find was $15/kg for 3 kg tins.

    In the past I could get it at a much better price and in 20kg tins.

    Honey has no real use by date no matter what it on the jar so the large tins lasted for years.

    If any one knows of a supplier then please PM me as all of my contacts have left the industry.
     
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    They have this honey at a Coles not too far from me. They had about 12 of them.

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    i have a friend who has a few hives on my place. he recently gave me a 10L bucket full of honey. :)
     
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    $8.50 for 350gms. that's paying for the leatherwood.................written on the label.
     
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    $8.50 for .35. It's the honey equivalent of a round 50.

    The Beechworth leatherwood has the distinct leatherwood taste, but not as overpowering as i remember leatherwood to be. I prefer the Beechworth
     
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    I have started beekeeping last year......a very intere-sting hobby.
    Have harvested 20kg of honey so far, which we mostly gave away to friends and family. Last lot tasted like butterscotch.
    In the future, will be looking into possibly selling some of the harvest to recoup costs.
     
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    Leatherwood has a perfumed taste. It isn't all that great imo, unless you have a taste for aromatic honey. Quite nice, but I prefer a simple honey. Homemade crystallised is great.
     
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    If it is a pure sugar hit you want, freshly juiced sugar cane with lime and ice is hard to beat
     
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