For over 50 years we’ve been producers of some of the best, pure Australian honey available.
It all began in a small town behind the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
1968 – Origins
Superbee Honey Factory was founded in 1968 in Tanawha, Queensland. The marvel of pure Australian honey was first introduced to locals and tourists alike, onsite at the two-acre tourism facility.
1979 – Live bee shows
Live Bee Shows educate visitors about the importance of these tiny creatures and share mysterious secrets from within the beehive.
1987 – Beyond bee shows
Live Bee Shows become so popular in Tanawha on the Sunshine Coast that SUPERBEE expands shows to Currumbin, on the Gold Coast.
Honey is made for sharing - by bees and by people who love the sweet life.
“The colour, flavour and aroma of honey is unique and dependent on the regions where our bees have been busy.”
Ross — Co-owner, Superbee
1996 – Dream team
Tanawha joins forces with Budgerim (the home of ginger) to combine their famous produce and create the most sought after combination; Yellow Box honey and Budgerim ginger – ever popular today.
2005 – A growing family
Ross and Cheryl Christiansen welcome the Superbee family with open arms.
2008 – Hello Forbes
The Superbee honey factory relocates to its current home in Forbes, New South Wales. This region is where 40% of Australia’s honey is sourced. The move allows for smoother production times and lessens freight time between interstate hives.
2015 – Difficult climate
Climate conditions in Australia result in short supply, as major beekeepers struggle with production. Superbee honey is momentarily limited to a pre-existing customer base.
2019 – Crisis of climate
The worst drought in Australian history is affecting honey-producing regions in Western New South Wales and Queensland, the risk of honey shortages are looming.