Situated at the beginning of the Great Ocean Road in Torquay, Victoria, Surfcoast Honey is a small local business owned and operated by Tony and Heather McNamara. Both long term members of the community, having raised family and worked in and around Torquay we have a passionate commitment to the local community.
This “local” ethos is reflected in our business with all of our bee hives located within 10 kilometers of Torquay, set amongst strands of local eucalyptus. Purveyors of both cold filtered and raw honey we aim to provide organic honey and beeswax products of the highest quality creating and promoting local products and honey with a local taste. All of our honey is organic straight from the hive to you.
Heat processing of honey can reduce if not destroy its nutritional value, therefore we use a cold filtering process which ensures you get all of the essential naturally occurring nutrients. Our raw unfiltered honey contains added benefits such as pollen and other components which add to the flavor.
We also supply beeswax products such as Furniture polish, both warm water and cold water Surf Wax and Dubbin for water proofing and moisturizing leather boots and other products We are currently looking at expanding our range of products to include Beeswax Skin Moisturizer, Lip Balm and Organic Crayons for kids. Services we offer are bee friendly swarm removal from your home or property performed with an approach to cause as little disruption as possible to both the home owner and bees, One on One mentoring for new beekeepers, Educational sessions for community groups, preschool and primary school students and Hive maintenance for existing hives. Pollination is also a service we offer to orchards and crop plantations.
If you’re a first time bee keeper and need some assistance or advice in setting up your hive then give us a call. We offer 2 x 1 hour personal one on one sessions designed to get you up and running and answer any questions you may have. If you’d like to become a beekeeper but don’t have the equipment we can supply a start-up kit that will get you going.
We are passionate about bees and the part they play in our environment and are passionate about the products and services we offer to the local Surfcoast and broader community.
Tony & Heather McNamara