Leatherwood honey is produced only in Tasmania, as the Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida) is found nowhere else in the world. Leatherwood is an understorey plant in the wetter, rainforest regions of the northwest and west coast of Tasmania. So, coming from rainforests on the island documented as having the cleanest air in the world, makes leatherwood honey special, attested to by its unique taste and smell. Approximately 70% of the honey produced in Tasmania is leatherwood honey.
This honey is produced by Geoff and Denise Gillam of Ridgley, in Tasmania’s northwest. With Geoff approaching retiring age, he has been tending bees for longer than he cares to remember.