The bees make a spiral shaped nest for their brood and store their sugarbag honey on the outside.

Native Bees.  Native Stingless Bees Sydney.

As well as honey bees, Elke breeds and sells  native stingless bees in Sydney. The native stingless bees are a different species of bee to the honey bees and do not produce as much, if any honey or nectar (also called sugarbag). These bees are however very good pollinators for your vegetables, flowering plants and fruit trees.

Having a native bee hive is one way you can assist in providing displaced habitat and a way that you can contribute to Australia’s food security.

Native stingless bees are also fascinating to observe and a very rewarding addition to your garden, aged care home or business. 

Native bees or stingless bees are available for sale in coastal parts of Sydney.  Please call Elke for an information sheet on 0410 456 404, or email

The native stingless bees are called Tetragonula carbonaria and are native to the coastal area of the Sydney Basin (and are also found in coastal areas of NSW and Qld).  Elke’s native bees are acclimatised to the Sydney climate as the bees are bred  here in Sydney.

For more information on native stingless bees and to find out about ordering a hive click here 

elkeHONEY. Raw, Local Sydney Honey

elkeHONEY and ‘elkeHONEY with HONEYCOMB’ is available at:

Whole Foods House, 112 Queen Street Woollahra, NSW and at Whole Foods House on Danks St, Waterloo, NSW.

Health Nuts, 94 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011.  9331 5370

Go Vita, Edgecliff Health Food Shop, Edgecliff Centre (opposite Harris Farm).

elkeHONEY comes from the honey bee which is the species: Apis mellifera. Elke’s honey bees happily live in Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, close to Centennial Park where they pollinate the local flowering trees and plants.

Elke’s honey is created by her bees and is then spun out of their frames only 300 metres from Whole Foods House, Queen Street, Woollahra making elkeHONEY a very local product. The bees fly around 5km from their hives (located next to Centennial Park). There are virtually no food miles to elkeHONEY and almost a zero carbon footprint.

If you live within 5kms of where elkeHONEY is sold,  then elkeHONEY is your local honey.
elkeHONEY is available in two sizes (large and small glass jar) as well as available with a piece of honeycomb in it (great for on a cheese platter).

Keeping her honey locally available,   elkeHONEY makes a unique and personal gift.

Why is local, raw honey so good for you?

Not only are the food miles ‘zero’, but local honey that has not been heat treated reduces the impact of allergies and boosts the immune system as the bees produce local antibodies and the local raw honey contains these and other beneficial antifungal and antimicrobial properties.

Click on the image to read Michelle Wranik’s article in the Wentworth Courier.

elkeHoney photos.

Click on an image to view the slideshow.