Based in Mooliabeenee about an hour and a half drive north of Perth, Little Eeden Farm is a producer of honey products and a livestock breeder. The company recently acquired an IVECO Daily 35S van to assist with its honey deliveries, as well as to attend food shows and other events throughout the greater Perth area and beyond.
The 35S features a generous 9m³ of load space providing ample room for the stock to be neatly stacked and secured in tubs, and then easily accessed via the Daily’s rear barn doors or side sliding door during the delivery process.
Powering the van is IVECO’s entry level 2.3 litre turbocharged diesel engine, producing 126hp and 320 Nm of torque – matched to a 6-speed double overdrive manual transmission.
Owner and producer Arno, said the Daily had become an important part of the business, and with its colourful wrap, was also a valuable mobile billboard for the company. Finishing off the custom touches is a personalised ‘HONEY777’ number plate.
With Little Eeden Farm holding around 300 beehives across three different locations, the bees have access to the best of Western Australia’s native flowers to produce a healthy and tasty bush honey.
Accessing the sites though can mean traversing some rough secondary roads, but this doesn’t pose a problem for the Daily, according to company owners, Arno and Rene Van Eeden.