From hive to beeswax
The journey from endemic Tasmanian leatherwood trees to our restyle Overland product.
Eucryphia lucida trees (leatherwood)
The leatherwood trees date back to a time before continents were split, and are endemic to Tasmania. They are primarily found in the rainforests of Western Tasmania, like the Tarkine Forest, the remote forests in the Southwest Wilderness, and can be found on the Overland track too.
Tasmanian beekeepers are known across the world for their skill, and our high-quality suppliers are no exception. One of our beekeepers set up his first hive in 1985 in Kent, before moving back to Tassie in 2003. He bought an organic 36 beehive farm and expanded it to some 600 beehives in Tasmania, and received the 2017 Rube Charles Memorial Trophy for Worlds Best Leatherwood.
Honey and beeswax
We source the majority of our honey and beeswax from beekeepers using Tasmanian leatherwood. Not only does this type of bee product come from a beautiful part of Australia, Tasmanian honey has been found to have two to three times more antioxidants than other Australian honeys.
Our products maintain some of the antioxidants found in honey, and such antioxidants are known for their anti-inflammatory, anti-aging properties alongside increasing the ability for bodies to fight off carcinogens. By virtue of their location, most of the honey and beeswax we use is certified organic. The roaring forties does the watering, so we do not have to.