In 1920, Mr. James Archibald bought a farm in the Mallee with beehives on it and as a result, his son Robert developed a keen, life long interest in bees and honey. A commercial beekeeper, he did not agree with honey bought and sold on colour, as was the case then.
He was so adamant, that honey should be sold on flavour, that he started packing and selling honey varieties as we see today. This was the beginning of Archibald Honey – A family business – Robert, his wife Alma (picture on left) & son Gary, later joined by Gary’s wife Rosalie & now their son Stuart.
Archibald Honey is pleased to be able to provide a way for all Australians* to taste and enjoy their premium honey varieties. If you are interested in buying honey in bulk or have special requirements we welcome your enquiry.
Archibald Honey only sells top grade premium Australian honey. Our honey is produced away from cities and their pollutants. We choose proven old natural methods over using chemicals on our bee’s. We do not feed our bee’s sugar syrups to increase their ‘honey’ production. Instead, we leave enough honey on our bee’s for them to eat between honey flows. We process our honey as little as possible, to keep all the nutrients intact. We only warm the honey until it is liquid then run it through a bag strainer that collects any large particles and most of the beeswax. Our warming process is unique to us, it leaves us with honey that is not damaged or burnt by heat and honey that lasts a decent amount of time in the jar before starting to crystalize.