UPDATE…… we no longer sell this honey but it can be purchased from the following places:
Moore Wilson's, Tory Street.
Katherine Mansfield House, Tinakori Road.
Commonsense Organics, Wakefield Street.
I have been suggesting local honey to my patients for a while now and finally found some RAW honey made right in our backyard!
We now stock Local Flavour Urban Honey Co, a raw, natural honey made from bees located all around the Wellington region.
This RAW honey has not been heated, pasteurised or processed in any way, so all the natural antiseptic and antibiotic properties and nutritional goodness are not damaged before they make their way to your spoon.
Some of my patients have reported using raw honey helps reduce seasonal allergies and hay fever. Here is a list of amazing health benefits of Raw honey:
Promotes digestive health
Strengthens the immune system
Aids in healing minor wounds and infections
Can help stabilise blood pressure
Balances sugar levels
Aids in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory issues
Treats seasonal allergies.
With all it's amazing health benefits and delicious taste, raw honey is the prefect thing to help your body through the winter months. Add it to a cup of hot water and lemon for a soothing drink, add it to herbal teas to add sweetness, spread it on toast or eat it off the spoon!
Local Flavour Urban Honey Co currently has three sets of hives, located in the CBD, Berhampore/Island Bay and Seatoun. Each batch of honey harvested has distinct characteristics based on where it was sourced.
CBD honey bees source their nectar from the urban gardens surrounding the centre city, like Aro Valley and Mt. Vic. This honey is medium gold in colour with a slight toffee note.
Berhampore/Island Bay honey bees source their nectar from as far afeild as Newtown and Houghton Bay. This honey is light gold with a delicate floral richness.
Seatoun honey hives source their nectar from surrounding gardens, and plants on the sea front. This honey is fully flavoured with a high honey content and a slightly salty finish. It's high pollen content makes it an excellent honey for people wanting to treat hay-fever and seasonal allergies.