Antonia and Robin O'Brien started Wellington Apiary in 2009 on the principles of producing honey that reflects the flora of Hobart and surrounding vegetation. This philosophy has continued with all varieties of honey production. Wellington Apiary honey is not heated at any stage of extraction or bottling, ensuring all the natural goodness remains. This honey is organically produced, cold extracted and coarse filtered, allowing all the pollen, flavours and aromas to be retained – resulting in pure raw Tasmanian Honey, just as the bees made it.
Tasmania is one of the few places left of earth where chemical treatment of hives is not necessary. Tasmania is currently free from the Varroa mite and small hive beetle, both being major pests internationally and interstate – meaning the bees bees are not subjected to chemicals or pesticides. Robin and Antonia also work closely with selected beekeepers from around Tasmania who share the same beekeeping principals. This allows Wellington Apiary to support the beekeeping industry as well as sourcing rare and unusual varieties of honey and honeycomb from around the state.