Can local honey help hayfever across Melbourne?

Importantly, there is conflicting evidence as to whether honey can help with hayfever and allergy sinusitis.  Depending on what you read, the science is indisputable … or perhaps not.

The principle is that if hayfever is triggered or exacerbated by pollen in the air, then exposure to concentrated pollen could help desensitise your body to those irritants.

So that’s the theory, and of course, raw honey naturally contains pollen (which is missing from treated and processed supermarket), and raw Australian honey from Melbourne is going to contain pollens which are naturally in the air around Melbourne (so it’s perfect for asthma and allergy sinusitis sufferers around Melbourne).

Regardless of the scientific evidence, we have a growing list of Melbournians who rave about our hayfever honey.  Ask them if it works!

Why is hayfever so bad in Melbourne?

There’s an incredible diversity of plants and pollens across Melbourne coupled with rapidly changing weather patterns, or locals know it: four seasons in one day. Pollen originates from indigenous plants and grasses, from hundreds of thousands of species grown in suburban gardens and by Councils, and blustering winds bring in pollen from South West, and Northern Victorian, farmlands. Just before some thunderstorms particular trees release extreme amounts of pollen.