Welcome into our hive.

This begins with being a family owned business that is Australian owned and made. We moved to the beautiful Southern Highlands in 2011 with a desire to be self-sufficient and live sustainability. We started keeping bees that first year to pollinate our vegetable garden and orchard. We then got our first taste of honey the following Summer.

Our first honey harvest was a wow moment! We began entering our honey in the local annual show competitions. After winning a few local awards we decided to enter our honey at Sydney Royal in 2015 and were delighted to win across two liquid categories of Dark and Amber. Our hive numbers grew from three to thirty in twelve months and swarm time in Spring is still our favourite time of year as we can continue to grow our hive numbers.

Got a swarm? Give us a buzz! The products are all made by The Honey Thief in Bowral using local and organic ingredients which are kinder to us and the bees!

award-winning.

Try our Mt Gibraltar dark honey to find out why it has won or placed at the Sydney Royal Easter Show consecutively since 2015.

local.

We source bio-degradable packaging from local Australian businesses and we encase our honey in glass, not plastic. We are a single use plastic free company.

sustainable.

We are mindful of our impact on the environment and we take an active stance to reduce energy consumption. Our honey is extracted using solar, we literally wait for a hot day to get the honey flowing and our honey and candles are hand poured by us. It doesn’t get cleaner than that!

honey is precious.

A honey bee will visit around 150 flowers in a single flight. It takes twelve worker bees to produce just one teaspoon of honey, and to produce enough honey to fill a jar, bees must visit approximately two million flowers. These are some impressive bee facts that help us appreciate the incredible amount of energy that goes into producing honey.