Interested in producing active honey?
Ideally, as a land holder, you will be located between Bateman's Bay on the South Coast of NSW through to Bundaberg, Queensland. This coastal region is ideal for healthy growth of the Australian Jellybush. If you have this Australian native growing on your property, we would like to talk with you. If you have land that you would like to share and is situated in the natural growth belt, we would like to promote the planting of your local Jellybush seeds or seedlings on your land.
Leptospermum (Source of active, medicinal honey)
Honey sourced from an Australian native myrtle tree has been found to have the most powerful anti-bacterial properties of any honey in the world and could be used to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections that commonly occur in hospitals and nursing homes.
A Brisbane-based research group found that Australian native myrtle honey has very high levels of the anti-bacterial compound, Methylglyoxal (MGO), and outperforms all medicinal honeys currently available on the market, including Manuka honeys.
The project to date has involved comprehensive trials with honey harvested from a native species of myrtle, which is distributed along the Australian eastern seaboard from the south coast of NSW to Cape York. Honeys investigated by the research group were effective as anti-bacterial treatments when used in the range of 500 – 1750 mg/kg MGO to prevent the growth of Methicillin-Resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a common bacterial infection in hospitals and community facilities where residents are immune challenged, such as nursing homes.