THE MOUNT HENRY HONEY STORY
Hello! We are Mount Henry Honey – Gemma, Henry, Freddie and Matilda. We live at the base of the Blue Mountains on our family property, Mount Henry, where Henry grew up. It’s a beautiful part of the world on the Cumberland Plain in Western Sydney – an important and threatened ecosystem in NSW.
We returned here in 2015 after living and working around Australia and overseas. Our last homes before settling back into life on the farm were Perth, Jakarta, Longreach and Cairns.
Gemma is a journalist and producer by trade, and as well as freelancing and having her own media business, she has spent much of her career working at the ABC across regional, radio, online and television. Most recently she worked on ABC’s Catalyst and War on Waste.
Henry is an ecologist and wildlife photographer, specialising in wildlife conservation efforts. His passions are birds and reptiles, but he lights up in the presence of any fauna, and flora for that matter! Henry and his ‘Difficult Birds Research Group’ team from the Australian National University have raised over $400,000 for conservation over the past three years, and were nominated for a Eureka Prize in Environmental Research in 2018. Most of his work in this field has been dedicated to critically endangered Swift parrot and Orange-bellied parrot.
Henry’s father Nick has been an apiarist for over 30 years, and he’s now following in his footsteps, working under his expert guidance. Taught by the best, Henry uses his field ecology skills, and general all round knowledge and understanding of the environment, to inform his beekeeping.
We feel so lucky to live the life we do. And with a young family we are taking stock of all the things that matter most to us – time together, and on the farm. It is our greatest pleasure to bring you this product we are so proud of.