Apiarists around Australia will showcase beekeeping, honey products and of course, wonderful food during Honey Month this May.
Honey Month is a national bee and honey awareness campaign that promotes Australian beekeepers and their products to a broader public.
“One of the driving forces behind Honey Month is to educate the public about beekeeping and highlight the importance of honey to our environment and economy,” said Blaine Campbell, founder of Honey I’m Home Produce (HIHP) and secretary of the Bees2Honey Industry Group.
“Many people do not know the vital role that the humble honey bee plays in the food security and food diversity for Australia.
“Surprising to many; one in every three mouthfuls of food we eat relies on the honey bee for pollination of that food,” Mrs Campbell said.
Commercial beekeepers are declining in numbers and our bees are under threat by loosening of bio-security measures, possible incursions of foreign diseases, climate change and through dwindling forest resources.
Honey Month also promotes the importance of buying your locally produced honey, sourced from pristine bio-diverse areas, that are home to disease-free apiaries.
“One of the highlights in this year’s program will be the family-friendly sundowner at the Honey I'm Home Produce Shop on Sunday 21 May, hosted by Don Hancey, WA Food Ambassador,” Mrs Campbell said.
“Over the afternoon, Don will whip up some amazing savoury dishes in his big pan, using the best of WA local produce, and enjoy a conversation about honey.
“Gelato champion three years running, Mimmo, will also be serving his fresh made waffles topped with a choice of more than 10 different types of Honey Gelato. Local bar, Henry on Eighth, will be offering honey cocktails and beer, kids entertainment and more. This is a certainly a way to celebrate all things honey!
“I believe that Australia is the best place in the world to produce honey and Honey Month is fantastic way to showcase our bees, local honey and local produce,” Mrs Campbell said.
Honey I’m Home Produce
We offer an award-winning range of raw honey and handmade honey products that are sourced from our own apiary and other local apiaries in Western Australia. We also strive to provide information about urban beekeeping and the uses and health benefits of honey.
We are the only retailer in Perth to offer laboratory certified, WA Jarrah Council certified Jarrah Honey.
At Honey I’m Home Produce, you can also book a bee experience and come and meet our bees, or treat yourself to a beeswax candle making class. Honey I’m Home Produce won the Best Retail Award in the Central Eastern Business Association in 2016.
Honey Month Events in WA, 2017
3 May: Health and Honey – with Maylands Wellness Centre naturopath Rebecca Hall
5 May: Something Sweet – Chocolate tempering with Sue Lewis Chocolatier
7 May: Honey Festival – free family event in the heart of the Swan Valley at House of Honey
10 May: Honey with Henry – grab a honey cocktail while you meet the bees
17 May: Bee-autiful – Maylands Wellness brings natural beauty products and honey together
18 May: Honey Degustation Dinner- five course dinner at Rendezvous Hotel
21 May: Conversation with Honey – Sunday sundowner with WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey at Honey I’m Home Produce
22 May: Celebrate Native Bees – Faye Arcaro from ‘Let’s Talk Gardening’ will be talking native bees at Maylands Library
28 May: Small Farm Day – family event in Gidgegannup
31 May: Honey in your Lunchbox – health lunchbox ideas with Maylands Wellness Centre naturopath Rebecca Hall
Blaine & Tristan Campbell
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