what makes our honey so unique?

Honey has been used to heal humans across different cultures for centuries. Its range of healing properties is determined by the floral source and the health of the bee colony that produces the honey that we consume. So what makes apia honey's healing properties unique?  

jarrah and marri trees

Native to Western Australia, Jarrah and Marri trees produce a medicinal honey containing high levels of anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activity within it.

These trees have remained untouched by humans for centuries in environments protected by national parks, state forests, and private farm land. Our bees forage on these tree flowers, and during the honey making process, an enzyme called glucose oxidase gets picked up by the bees and converts glucose into hydrogen peroxide.

It is this naturally occurring level of hydrogen peroxide that makes our honey so powerful as a healing mechanism, especially when compared to the other floral sources available to the bees. (shown in the graph opposite)

The level of activity of these enzymes in Jarrah and Marri honey are identified and measured independently by scientists which results in an overall honey activity index, referred to as "TA" or Total Activity, the larger the number the stronger the antibacterial qualities in the honey. Continue reading below to learn more.

“Exceptionally high activity was also seen in hydrogen peroxide-dependent honeys derived from marri and jarrah from Western Australia. To our knowledge these are the most potent antibacterial honeys yet reported.”

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total activity (TA) ratings

Total Activity = peroxide activity + non peroxide activity

Due to the hydrogen peroxide activity in Jarrah and Marri honey, our honey is rated by TA. See the basic rating translation on the chart opposite.

Common methods of rating manuka honey such as UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) and MGO (methylglyoxal mg/kg) only measure the non peroxide activity in the honey referring to the Methylglyoxal active enzyme.

“Honeys with hydrogen peroxide-dependent activity are more effective than manuka honey at inhibiting dermatophyte fungi and species of the yeast Candida, indicating that these honeys may be more broad spectrum and valuable as antifungal agents than manuka honey.”

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western australia biosecurity

As a state, WA takes its bio security very seriously which in turn creates a natural environment for bees to remain healthy and safe from other pests and diseases.  Our hives have been methodically positioned across south western WA forests, surrounded by jarrah and marri trees, and isolated from major civilization. 

While location and environment play big roles in determining the quality of any honey, we know our location—WA, makes Apia Honey some of the cleanest and safest in the world. 

This is largely due to western australia's biosecurity and agriculture management act, which strictly monitors and limits goods coming into the state. This act has protected WA's clean environment from invasive species and foreign diseases, ultimately preserving agriculture and fostering healthier bees to flourish and produce this medicnal honey.

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The combination of powerful hydrogen peroxide activity in the honey produced by Jarrah and Marri trees and strict biosecurity laws makes Apia Honey a clean and reliable source for your honey based health + wellness.

apia honey benefits

antibacterial

antimicrobial activity of honey is due to the glucose oxidase, hydrogen peroxide, and some phenolic compounds such as pinocembrin and syringic acid

antioxidants

antioxidant benefits of honey are associated with the presence of polyphenols including gallic acid, catechins, epicatechins, chlorogenic acids, caffeic acids, and quercetin

low GI index

Jarrah & Marri honey is low in glucose/high in fructose compared to other honey which makes it low GI and wont spike your blood sugar making it a healthy sweetner option 

gut health

Studies have shown that natural honey is a good source of prebiotics as it contains oligosaccharides (complex sugars) and other components that help to feed the beneficial microbes living in our gut, improving our gut microbial balance, which is directly linked to our overall health and wellness.

oral + throat health

Honey coats the inner lining of the throat and destroys the harmful microbes while simultaneously soothing the throat.  It is useful for the treatment of many oral diseases, including periodontal disease, stomatitis, and halitosis abd also helps with the prevention of dental plaque, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, and periodontitis. 

skin health

Honey has hygroscopic properties, absorbing metabolites, and causing detoxification of the dermal tissue. This results in an increase in the skin tension, improvement of its elasticity, revitalizing its color, and smoothing out wrinkles while supporting skin-cell turnover, collagen and elastin production.

anti inflammatory

high levels of flavonoids and other polyphenols in honey helps to decrease inflammatory mediators by inhibiting the activation of the inflammatory response. 

wound healing

promoter of wound repair and an antimicrobial agent as honey promotes the activation of dormant plasminogen which activates the proteolytic enzyme in the wound matrix

reduce acid reflux

honey helps by coating the esophagus and stomach lining, thus preventing the upward flow of food and gastric juice. Honey can further stimulate the tissues on the sphincter to assist in their regrowth and finally reduce the chances of acid reflux

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Organic
Jarrah Honey
Balm

Regular price $48.00
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A balm that has been naturally designed to repair, regenerate and protect damaged skin cells and leave it feeling hydrated, soft and healed. 

Formulated with a specialized blend of antioxidant rich oils, emollients and extracts with ingredients such as sweet almond oil, shea butter and calendula flower extract combined with the healing properties of organically certified Jarrah Honey and beeswax. Your skin will appear relaxed, healed and healthy. 

This is an all purpose balm that can be used for all skin types including dry, sensitive, oily, combination and normal skin.

 Key Ingredients:

  • Organic Jarrah Honey
  • Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
  • Organic Beeswax
  • Sweet Almond Oil

Apply liberally to dry or sensitive skin as often as needed.

This intensely moisturizing balm is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants to support natural collagen synthesis and barrier repair.

Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Organic Jarrah Honey, Olive Fruit Oil, Organic Beeswax, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Lecithin, Kakadu Plum Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Sunflower Oil, Frankincense Oil

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Hannah

Literally everything you ever needed

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Elizabeth Hughes (Sydney, AU)
Top Product

I suffer from URTICA and even using steroid creams does not help me . I purchased your product hoping it would work and to my surprise it is absolutely marvelous

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Mariah (Melbourne, AU)
Honey balm

Beautiful product I use this as my face oil and it works perfectly for day and night. Not only it food for your skin it Smells delicious also. Will definitely repurchase this product

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Olivia May (Houston, US)
Super nourishing and versatile

Love this balm and how versatile it is. I apply it to my hands and cuticles every night before bed. Makes my hands feel soft and moisturized without leaving that greasy feeling. I also love applying it to my lips. Keeps them nourished and hydrated.

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Organic
Jarrah Honey
TA 35+

Regular price $37.50
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Our honey is 100% natural and raw. 

The honey is untreated or heated so all the flavor and health benefits of this unique honey are kept in each jar.  The bees forage on the Eucalyptus Marginata or 'Jarrah Trees' in the SW regions of Western Australia which is considered the most remote and protected bee environment in the world.

A caramel or molasses type flavor that is smooth on the palate. 

We get our honey independently tested by a third party so we can verify the anti-microbial activity of each jar, this is measured in Total Activity (TA).

100% Raw Organic Jarrah Honey

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alopez (Los Angeles, US)
Delicious and unique flavor

Love this honey. It has a unique flavor and is so good in my tea. Worth the price for the quality and properties.

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Mike Sorgenfrei
Every day staple in my diet

This honey is delicious and healthy. I've found it helped boost my immunity and gives me a bit more pep in my step. Great in tea and on toast.

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John A. (Dallas, US)
Love the Overnight Recovery Cream

The night cream feels light and fresh. I used rx retinol cream nightly for over a year. I feel like my skin looks better after just two weeks of using the jarrah cream at night. I look forward to it every evening.

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Amy E (Irvine, US)
Tastes like dark brown sugar

It tastes like dark brown sugar. Amazing flavor and not too rich.

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Marri Honey
TA 35+

Regular price $27.50
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Our honey is 100% natural and raw.  

The honey is untreated or heated so all the flavor and health benefits of this unique honey are kept in each jar.  The bees forage on the Corymbia Calophylla or commonly known as the 'Marri Trees' in the SW regions of Western Australia which is considered the most remote and protected bee environment in the world.

A light, smooth honey with a subtle sweetness. 

We get our honey independently tested by a third party so we can verify the anti-microbial activity of each jar, this is measured in Total Activity (TA).

100% Raw Marri Honey

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Rachel Gillon (Auckland, NZ)
Always 5 stars

My favourite honey, hands down. I have purchased the Apia honey for a couple of years and plan on being a long term customer. Both the Jarrah and Marri honeys are beautiful in their own right, I can’t decide so usually get one of each. Can’t recommend highly enough, they are a daily staple in my house.

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L.Z. (Brisbane, AU)
My Favourite Honey

I was looking forward to receiving the Apia Marri Honey and I was not disappointed. I think it's the best honey I have had! I like the fact that it is as good for you as manuka honey but for me it tastes a lot better than it. Simply delicious. Definitely be ordering some more.

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Stella Bella (Perth, AU)
The best tasting honey 🍯

I have only recently discovered Jarrah Honey since moving to WA. I was previously taking Manuka, which can have a bitter after taste, with Jarrah honey the honey remedy ritual has been sweeter with no aftertaste. It also smooth and good for the throat and immunity. Total Jarrah convert! Wish I had moved to WA sooner. Also love that it’s local, West is Best! :)

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Lau Mimi Hong Ting (Central, HK)

We love the texture and taste!

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Overnight
Recovery Cream
with
Organic
Jarrah Honey

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An intensely hydrating cream for dry and dehydrated skin, using a simple combination of humectants, emollients and occlusives to create an effective formula that focuses on directing moisture into the skin to regenerate cells and deliver visible, transformative results for younger looking skin.

A thick, smooth texture designed to feel light on the skin once absorbed so that you wake up feeling fresh, hydrated and rejuvenated.

How to use: 
Apply a small amount on the face as part of your nightly routine before bed, to lock in moisture overnight and let your skin barrier recover. 

Suitable for:
Winter or colder months in cooler climate for all skin types especially designed for dry + sensitive skin. Noncomedogenic (won’t clog pores).

Hyaluronic Acid | a water binding molecule that deeply hydrates, plumps and reduces the appearance of fine lines.

Colloidal Oatmeal 1.5% | Australian TGA & US FDA certified active ingredient for its skin soothing and calming irritation properties 

Panthenol (vit B5) | 
improves hydration, reduces itching and inflammation of the skin and accelerates epidermal rate of healing

Squalane 4% | 
has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce redness and swelling and is easily absorbed and prevents water loss from the skin

Kakadu Plum 
high antioxidant content that is effective at fighting free radical damage and protecting the skin, preventing hyperpigmentation and fine lines

Aqua, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Cetearyl Glucoside, Squalane, Caprylyl/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter,  Organic Jarrah Honey, Organic Beeswax, Coco-Caprylate, Avena Sativa (Oat Kernel) Flour, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Sodium Citrate, Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Benzyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glycerol Monostearate, Hyaluronic Acid (LMW), Cetearyl Alcohol,  Xanthan Gum 

96% agree the cream delivers fast acting soothing relief to their skin

93% agree they would buy this cream to intensely repair, moisturise and protect their skin

92% agree that their skin feels hydrated and soothed in the morning after application overnight

96% stated the overnight recover cream is intensely hydrating on dry and sensitive skin

94% of users noticed an improvement in overall skin texture 7hrs after application

94% of users said they would recommend this product to a friend

94% of users agree that this product is unique to the market 

* based on a 50 subject consumer perception study after 2 weeks of use

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Amy E (Santa Barbara, US)
Loved it

I loved it and so did my son!

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Olivia May (Santa Monica, US)
Obsessed!!

Love!! I’ve been using this overnight cream every night and I wake up and my skin feels so hydrated, plump, and soft. I have naturally dry skin and have tried many different overnight masks but none of them have made my skin feel this lush and glowing. I’m so happy I found this because it is going to be a stable in my nighttime skincare routine from now on!

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Luana Arantes (Los Angeles, US)
Love this Cream!

Works wonders. My skin is loving the recovery cream. Favorite new product!

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Gabby Rartner (Sydney, AU)
loving it

This left my skin healthy and glowing. Especially over summer and the dryness the heat brings.
It felt creamy and soft on my skin without being oily and overly rich. I have been using for over a month and my skin is honestly softer and smoother.

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Organic
Jarrah Honey
Mask

Regular price $46.00
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An intensely hydrating and cleansing cream mask that will remove dead skin cells and impurities + provide a soothing, deep hydration to help rebuild a healthier skin barrier.  The result is brighter, more moisturised, and firmer skin that’s nourished and protected from environmental stressors.

How to use:
After cleansing your face, spread a thick layer of the mask evenly.  Wash off with warm water after letting the mask sit on your face for a minimum of 10 minutes, to a maximum of 1 hour.   You will notice the thick layer of cream slowly absorbs into your skin over time which is intentional and intended for maximum results. 

Use 1-2 times a week, or whenever your skin needs a hydrating clean.

Skin types:
Suited to most skin types, especially blemish-prone.

Organic Jarrah Honey 9% | anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and draws in hydration

Glycolic Acid 2.5% | removes dead skin cells and smooths complexion

Squalane 2.5% | 
highly effective skin softening properties and antioxidant

Jojoba Oil 9% | 
hydrates, balances natural oil production and is anti inflammatory

Aqua, Organic Jarrah Honey, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Stearic Acid, Squalane, Glycolic Acid, Organic Beeswax, Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Phytate

* please note that ingredient lists for our products are updated regularly. Please refer to the ingredient list here on our website for the most up to date list to determine it is suitable for personal use

96% agree the mask deeply hydrates the skin

94% agree the mask effectively exfoliates the skin and leaves it feeling rejuvenated

92% agree that their skin feels hydrated and clean immediately after one application

98% of users noticed an improvement in overall skin texture after application one application

98% of users said they would recommend this product to a friend

92% of users agree that this product is unique to the market

* based on a 50 subject consumer perception study after 2 weeks of use

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Molly M (Austin, US)
Amazing products!

I am so excited to be using these fantastic honey products! This mask is magic!
And, the honey is so delicious.😊

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Amy E (Irvine, US)

Loved it

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Olivia May (Houston, US)
My skin is so soft and glowing

10/10 my go to mask. I use this 1-2x per week and it leaves my skin so soft and glowing. Love how it applies and sits on my skin and it smells divine. I feel it exfoliating and cleansing whilst not being too harsh on my skin. Love this product especially when my skin needs a little pick me up.

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alopez (Los Angeles, US)
Very hydrating and cleansing

I love this masks, one of if not the best I’ve used. You can feel it clean your pores (sort of a cooling feeling) but it doesn’t dry your skin at all like a lot of deep pore cleansing masks. My skin actually feels and looks so hydrated after I use it. Didn't need to put any moisturizer on afterwards, just went to bed feeling so clean and hydrated. It also didn’t irritate my skin at all either - no redness, stinging, or anything. Highly recommend and will use this regularly!

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