SSFC | Dunc's Raw Honey
SSFC-DUH-500Regular price $10.00 $10.00
As a 9 year old boy, Duncan saw his first open beehive and resulting honeycomb. This spurned his love for beekeeping and honey ever since. After a detour career in the army, Duncan is now a certified apiarist and manages several hives on orchards and properties all over the Sutherland Shire and surrounds.
Dunc and his hives were even featured on The Living Room in October 2021
We are proud to stock Dunc's honey in store. Available in 500g, 1Kg and, if you're asking, even 3Kg!
Get ready for Christmas sweets baking and ham basting. You'll make a big difference by using Dunc's honey.
See below for Manual Maestre's yummy honey swiss roll (or Buche de Noel) for an amazing Christmas treat.
Simply put, Raw Honey is honey that is extracted from a bee hive and put straight in a jar for eating.
It's unheated, unpasteurised, unprocessed, and totally natural, so it's much better for you!
Most home apiarists (that’s beekeeper’s to the rest of us!) pull the frames out, take the caps off the wax, then spin the honey in a centrifugal contraption forcing the honey out of the honeycomb. So, what’s left is not only honey, but other naturally occurring ingredients like pollen and other enzymes which have proven nutritional benefits.
Coming Soon in 2022: Dunc's Honey demonstation at Fora Studios store in Jannali. Stay tuned for more information.
Much like raw fruit and vegetables (straight from the farm, uncooked, unprocessed), Raw Honey is unprocessed as well. Commercial honey is usually pasteurised (heated above 70C then cooled rapidly), blended with honey from various locations and suppliers, and is heavily filtered to remove anything that isn’t clear liquid. The heating also assists them in the bottling process. Any beekeeper knows great honey is usually beautifully thick and golden. Might take longer to get in the jar, but it’s certainly worth the wait!
Unfortunately by pasteurising and filtering the honey, it destroys the delicate aromas of the honey, as well as beneficial yeast and enzymes. The health benefits of yeast and enzymes are that they activate vitamins and minerals in the body.
Store bought honey is also heavily blended. One of the beauties of Raw Honey is that the colour, texture and flavour is different depending on where the bees have been located and the time of year the honey has been extracted. But one thing is for certain, it’s always an amazing flavour that is far different to what you’d get from commercial honey found in the supermarket.
Home Beekeepers sometimes sell their honey outside their houses using an honesty box. Support your local beekeepers and pick up a jar or two. Not only will you get the most delicious honey you’ve ever tasted, the bees that made that honey have also pollinated countless numbers of plants in that neighbourhood, helping gardens grow and plants flourish. Maybe even yours!
Fora Studios in Jannali, New South Wales sells Dunc's Raw Honey so we list them here too. They’re also supplied by local beekeepers who’d just prefer to sell all their honey to a store. Fora Studios helps look after the local beekeepers, so please help by supporting them with your purchase of some delicious Raw Honey! And if you are local Sutherland Shire beekeeper interested in stocking your honey in our store and on our website, please email Laura at email@example.com
The options are almost endless but why not try Miguel Maestre's Honey Swiss Roll that was featured on The Living Room, using Dunc's Honey. Recipe courtesty of Channel 10 and Miguel Maestre.
MOE MOE | Handmade - Charlie the Blue Wren
MOE-WREN-CHARLIERegular price $21.95 $21.95
When Charlie won the Bird of The Year in 2021, his cockatoo mates were a bit jealous.
Moe Moe's crochet birds are delightful. This Blue Wren is exclusive to Fora Studios and handmade by our talented local Moe. Proceeds of the sales go back to help her family in Myanmar.
Hang Charlie on your Christmas tree this year for a touch of Aussie fun.
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