CRC Honey Bee Products

Characterising Jarrah and Marri honey


Honey packers want a chemical definition of Australian honeys, especially the high-value monofloral honeys, so that they can be authenticated and protected for consumer satisfaction. Honey will change from batch to batch depending on the seasonal flowering at the apiary site from which the honey bees are harvesting, the state of the hive, and the extraction technique used by the beekeeper. Honey was sourced during a range of flowering events and characterised to identify commonalities and differences. This project focuses on two dominant kinds of forest honey: Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) and Marri (Corymbia calophylla).