During the months of June to November, a percentage of hives are moved to a watermelon farm south of Broome for the purposes of pollinating melon. The bees collect nectar from small yellow flowers and the honey has a nice light, floral, sweet taste.
Walaja Broome Bush Honey is collected and bottled in the beautiful and pristine Kimberley. Dubbed ‘The Last Wilderness’ the Kimberley has no industry or other pollutants, making our honey as tasty and healthy as it gets. Our honey is 100% organic, natural, unprocessed and contains no additives.
Roebuck Cattle Station, with a land mass of 750,000 acres surrounds the historic pearling town of Broome is owned and managed by the Yawuru Aboriginal Group.
This pristine region is blessed as a beekeeping area in many ways. It is disease free and our bees thrive in the warm tropical climate.
Free from industry and chemicals, our beehives live in perfect harmony with free-range cattle and the sweet-faced wallabies that seek water and shade from the tropical climate.
The main sources of nectar in the dry season for the bees are the Saltwater Paperbark or Melaleuca which flowers from Easter to September and the Whickham’s Grevillea which flowers from May to July. Both nectar sources are intense, abundant and when the flow is on, the bees thrive, collecting nothing else, thus making the honey mono floral.
When the dry season nectar flow dwindles, many of our bees are moved onto a watermelon farm south of Broome to pollinate the crops. Here the bees are primarily employed to boost the melon grower’s annual yield by pollinating the small golden melon flower, but a sweet little bonus exists in the hives and with pollination complete the watermelon nectar is harvested. Like the Kimberley melaleuca and grevillea nectar, the watermelon honey has a distinctly unique taste.
Once the dry season is over, our bees are moved back to Roebuck Cattle Station to feast on the Bloodwood flower which flowers over the warmer months from October to March. The Bloodwood is a tropical eucalyptus tree which grows in abundance throughout the Kimberley. Its nectar is dark and rich with a subtle caramel aftertaste and very popular with local Indigenous people.
Once you taste our honey you will understand why most of our clients are repeat customers.