Tags: Queensland Honey
Whilst Baron Manfred Von Richthofen (the Red Baron) met his death over one hundred years ago when his famous red Fokker Tri-Plane was shot down over France and even after so long, his reputation and that of the red Fokker live on and images appear, sometimes unexpectedly, from time to time in various documentaries and other media. As a matter of fact, there is even a brand of pure honey that bears that image on the label and, surprise, surprise, that product can be bought at the TAVAS (The Australian Vintage Aviation Society) Museum at the Caboolture Airfield where there is also a true replica of the Baron’s aircraft.
The honey is produced and packaged by aviator and TAVAS member Kevin and his assistants who guarantee that the honey is absolutely 100% pure and I have been told that after the extraction process, the honey is again filtered to remove any left-over wax. Andrew Carter of TAVAS pointed out that if someone wants to buy the honey, which by the way tastes fantastic and has revitalised my love of the stuff, they can do so without having to pay an entry fee for the museum.
With recent reports that some of the major honey producers may have inadvertently selling honey that has been mixed with other substances, boutique apiarists across the country are seeing an increasing demand for a honey that has not been heated or processed in any other way. From what I have been told by the TAVAS team, the ever-increasing sales of the “Honey with the Red Baron Label” are proof of that. The TAVAS Museum is on McNaught Road at Caboolture Airfield and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am until 3 pm. Anyone who really appreciates the taste of pure honey should definitely head to the museum to pick up a bottle. I reckon it’s so good that it’s fit for a (Red) baron.