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2017 Australian International Beer Awards

May 2017

Every cloud has a silver lining for Tasmania’s Craft Breweries

Three of Tasmania’s craft breweries scored silver medals at the recent Australian International Beer Awards.

Moo Brew from the south of the state won for their Hefeweizen wheat beer, whilst in the north Launceston’s Morrison’s Brewery won for their Pale Ale and Taverner’s Brewery with their Honey Porter using their own Leatherwood honey.

Tim Penton, from Taverner’s Brewery, was proud of the companies achievement with not only the silver but also a bronze for their Strong Honey Ale. He said

“Given that of the 11 entries from 7 different countries in the Honey Beer category there were only three medals awarded of which we won two including the highest, we are extremely proud.”

Taverner’s Brewery is owned by Australian Honey Products and uses the honey it farms from around Tasmania in its award winning series of Ales. “We use the knowledge of all the different types of honey Tasmania produces to allow us to match a variety of different malts and hops we use in our brews” He said.

Among the types of honey Taverner’s use in their Honey Ales are the iconic Leatherwood and Manuka from the pristine West Coast of Tasmania.

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Winner of the 2016 Australian Export Agribusiness Award

November 2016

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Australia Honey Products’ Lindsay and Yeonsoon Bourke were awarded Australian Export Agribusiness of the Year over the weekend (Friday, 25th November 2016)

AHP’s biggest export markets include China, Hong Kong, Canada, Oman, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. In 2015–16, it increased exports by 18 per cent, achieved through direct sales and selling to Australian honey exporters.

To keep up with demand for its products, AHP continue to develop state-of-the-art production facilities in Sheffield and Launceston. Near completion, the Sheffield facility will allow the company to expand its production capacity, develop health food products and generate employment growth.

Judges of the Australian Export Awards praised Australian Honey Products for its inspiring development of international markets for a unique product that is utilising its environmental credential and personal approach very effectively.


Australian Honey Products wins Champion Honey 2016 at the Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards 

September 2016 

Australian Honey Products has just won Champion Honey at the 2016 Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards with out Leatherwood Honey. Many Thanks and congratulations go to Lindsay Bourke, Company director and chief beekeeper.



Australian Honey Products wins “best honey in the world” and Tasmanian Small Business Exporter of the year.

Oct 2015

At the recent World Beekeeping Awards held in Korea, Australian Honey Products won the overall trophy for “Best Honey in the World” with our Leatherwood honey against different honey from around the globe.

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Bio Security Farmer of the Year

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Australian Honey Products owner and beekeeper Lindsay BourkeSep 2015

has been named Biosecurity Farmer of the Year at the national

Farmer of the Year awards in Sydney.


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