Melita Honey Farm, Tasmania

There is a piece of a fairytale created by a lovely family in a small Australian village in Tasmania. The honey shop looks amazing: very tidy, cosy, beautifully decorated, and offers a huge range of honey, artisan nougat, skin care products, beeswax candles, and even a bee-keeping museum!

I have driven a long way from Hobart to Chudleigh for two reasons only: to see Tasmania and to visit the Honey Farm. And, not surprisingly, the shop was full of other customers who did exactly the same thing (I had to wait for a lucky moment to take each photo without a crowd in it). Good products are worth going that far for, especially when there are also nice people to meet and a beautiful place to see!

Melita Honey Farm contacts:

Online shop: melitahoneyfarm.com.au
Address: 39 Sorell Street, Chudleigh, Tasmania, Australia
Phone: (03) 6363 6160, international +61 3 6363 6160

Melita Honey Farm shop
The Honey Farm shop
Melita Honey Farm Tasmanian honey range
A wide range of pure honey, Tasmanian manuka honey, fruit honey, floral infused honey, honey mixes with nuts, ginger, caramel, spices and much more!
Honey skin care products
Honey skin care products
Melita Honey Farm educational display for kids
Bee and honey museum, souvenirs, toys and an educational display for children
Tasmanian honey
Tasmanian honey
Canles and beeswax products
Candles and natural beeswax products

6 May 2010

The past seven days have been very happy: it was my holiday in Tasmania (again!). It seems to have become a custom that I can’t miss the Honey Farm shop every time I am in Tassie. Here are some new photos:

Melita Honey Farm shop with its new sign
Melita Honey Farm shop with its new sign
Melita Honey Farm shop in Chudleigh, Tasmania
The Honey Farm shop is the sweetest attraction in Chudleigh!
Inside the Melita Honey shop
Inside the Melita Honey shop
Honey tasting in Chudleigh
Honey tasting table
Honey ice cream
Honey ice cream. It is so tasty, even when the weather is cold and rainy. I can only imagine how popular it is in summer!
Tasmanian Australian honey
Sunny Australian honey
Alum Cliffs Gorge, Tasmania
If you don’t mind an extra 5 km drive and 800 m walk, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of Alum Cliffs Gorge. Ask for directions when you are in the Honey Farm Shop, and don’t forget to take your comfortable walking shoes to Tasmania.

1 December 2010

Just returned from another trip to Tasmania, and, of course, a visit to Melita Honey Farm.

Melita Honey Farm, November 2010
The Honey Farm shop

Tasmanian beeswax candles

The time in Tassie was a joy, as always, but there is some news from the Honey Farm: Melita now makes its own 100% beeswax candles! I always liked that wonderful aroma of beeswax and the warm light of candles, so it was very nice to discover that the Honey Farm is combining the two into beautiful beeswax candles. Besides the pleasant aroma, beeswax candles have other benefits:

  • beeswax candles do not emit smoke (beeswax candles will only smoke if burnt in a draughty place, e.g. near an open window, or if the wick is too long);
  • beeswax candles burn up to 10 times longer than paraffin candles;
  • it is said that beeswax candles purify the air by emitting negative ions;
  • beeswax candles are an environmentally-friendly, renewable light source;
  • and Melita’s beeswax candles come in all sorts of lovely shapes and designs:
Tasmanian beeswax pillar candles
pillars,
Beeswax tea light candles
tealights,
Pure beeswax spherical candles
spheres,
Tasmanian natural beeswax candles
sunflowers,
Beeswax candles from Chudleigh, Tasmania
beehives,

and many more, which makes them a lovely gift for Christmas, New Year or any other special occasion.

Beeswax candle tips

If a beeswax candle started emitting smoke or soot, dripping down the sides or burning unevenly, make sure:

  • the candle is in a draught-free spot (if the flame of the candle is dancing and flickering, there is a draught in that location);
  • the candle and the wick are straight (trim and straighten the wick after extinguishing, while still warm and flexible, or use a non-flammable implement to push the wick straight);
  • wick is not too long (carefully trim the wick to 5–7 mm prior to lighting the candle).

It is better to extinguish candles by pushing the wick into the melted wax pool and then pulling it up straight. This way, there will be no smoke emitted, the wick will be left straight and it will be easier to light the candle next time. To avoid tunneling (leaving thick walls) and formation of dripping channels, every time a candle is lit it should be allowed to burn long enough that the wax pool almost reaches the edges.

Alum Cliffs Gorge

Also, I walked to Alum Cliffs Gorge, again. This time it was quite foggy, which added more beauty and mystery to this enchanting place.

Foggy Alum Cliffs Gorge
Foggy Alum Cliffs Gorge
Fog in the forest, on the way to Alum Cliffs Gorge
On the way to Alum Cliffs Gorge

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