Sweet spot for honey ex­porter

Tasmanian Country - - OPINION -

state’s honey has a great taste,” he said.

He said he met the Nor­rises at their Sala­manca mar­ket stall and was so im­pressed the com­pany bought their stock.

Mr Nor­ris said Tas­ma­nia pro­duced about 1000 tonnes of leather­wood honey each year.

While happy to be send­ing his first container to China, he said he could pro­duce more if the state had more leather­wood trees.

The Tas­ma­nian honey in­dus­try is worth about $15 mil­lion an­nu­ally but the value of bee pol­li­na­tion brings that to more than $200 mil­lion. TASTE THAT: Peter Nor­ris with Finely Zhang.

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