Melaleuca honey is made from the Melaleuca trees located in the Florida everglades. Originally from Australia, this tea tree is related to the Manuka. Manuka honey and Melaleuca honey contain many of the same therapeutic phenolic acids and are very similar.
Melaleuca is well know for its topical properties. Try some as a honey face mask. Mix in some of our pollen granules for an exfoliant too. Bees love the nectar from these trees! Melaleuca has the taste of a medicinal honey and is very strong and odiferous.
Not far from our store is the Koreshan National Park and Koreshan Unity Settlement Historic District. The Melaleuca trees along Florida’s West coast have been attributed to plantings made by A.H. Andrews of the Koreshan Unity sect, which is true. "However, careful scrutiny of personal correspondence by the principals involved, early horticultural catalogs, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant introduction records suggests that other importations contributed to the species’ invasion of Florida as well." 1