ABC Honey Group
ABC Honey – a subsidiary of the Australian Beekeepers Cooperative
The ABC Honey Group has now completed its initial aims of creating a vertically integrated honey business in which all share equally in the production, packing and marketing of premium grade pure Australian Honey. We are Australian Beekeepers Cooperative Ltd, ABC Honey Pty Ltd and a 50% Partner in Honeypack Pty Ltd. delivering high-quality Australian honey to the world.
Our pure ABC Honey comes from the highly fertile regions of Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales where the flora invites natural pollination and outstanding hive production. We also plan to expand our membership and sources to include all iconic honeys from the whole of Australia.
ABC Honey varieties include ABC Virgin Honey, ABC Pure Honey and ABC Farmers Choice Honey. Natural flavours include Mixed Blossoms, Macadamia, Red Gum, Brush Box, Iron Bark and Mahogany. ABC Honey also produce a Manuka-style Bio Honey, Australian Manuka and we plan to pack and market a medical-quality Healthy Honey when probiotic honey is fully tested and approved.
Introduced flavours include Lemon, Ginger and Chilli, while gift packs are now available across all varieties in attractive packs from mini tasters up to 330g in glass containers.
The principal aim of the ABC Honey Group is to produce great products, that consumers can enjoy worldwide whilst creating a satisfying income stream to support our beekeepers, providers of capital and staff.
All of our pure natural Australian Honey is transported to our jointly-owned fully-accredited packaging plant in Brendale, just north of Brisbane, where it is prepared and bottled under stringent standards for consumer use. We have recently installed aeration equipment which will minimise the crystallisation inherent in raw honey without excessive heat and other processes which can affect its basic health-giving properties.
We have refused to accept cheap Chinese honey being dumped into our market at 1/3 of the price of Australian grown and being blended here by others.
ABC Honey Group also offers contract packaging for smaller honey producers for the local market in a BQual accredited Food-Safe environment.
Packing for others
· ABC Honey offer contract packing to others with full accreditation by certificate and batch labels using their honey and containers. Terms for this are available on application from our office and can initially be made by email using our "ABC Honey Packing Application Form".
· ABC Honey also pack for our own members as required.
· ABC Honey will supply ready bottled unbranded honey for users wishing to use their own label. We will supply batch information to show our Food-Safe credentials as packers.
Packing for export
ABC Honey are export ready and can supply pallet lots or full containers on terms as set out in our “ABC Honey Information for Importers”. We only supply prepacked product under our own label to ensure the integrity of our brand in offshore markets.