ShortHive HoneyWe're ShortHive and we love honey.
This precious gold liquid has been in our family for a long time. Our Grandfather has been a beekeeper for over 50 years. An award here, an award there … our family knows how to harvest some pretty fine honey.
One chilly afternoon, we were sitting around the farm table talking all things bee-keeping when someone had the brilliant idea of infusing our honey with different flavours. Three weeks later, we were back at that table taste-testing our crazy infusions. Lavender, chai, lemon, orange, the list goes on. Three flavours emerged as our favourites - Salted, Espresso, and Chilli.
The saltiness of the Murray River Salt combined with the sweetness of honey created a butterscotch-like flavour that was the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of creamy vanilla ice-cream.
The Espresso infusion was like nothing any of us had ever tasted. We slathered it on warm, freshly baked scones, and the flavours were heavenly.
After multiple tests with different types of Chilli, we finally found the right one - Habanero. The delicate sweetness of our honey, mixed with the intensely fiery Habanero Chilli delivered the perfect balance between spicy and sweet.
One day while drinking a hot chocolate we had the idea of trying to make a chocolate honey. We tested and tried and finally found the perfect mix of raw cacao and honey. Cacao Honey is the latest release to the ShortHive Honey offerings.