Honey Month 2017

May is National Honey Month. Here are some activities taking place during the month of May across the country:


The Ballarat Regional Beekeepers are hosting the following events in May for Honey Month:

Rooftop Honey at our May monthly meeting

Thursday May 4 @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Cost: Free

6.30pm – 7.00pm Beginners Corner or Ask a Beekeeper
7.00pm – 9.00pm General Meeting – Rooftop Honey

Guest speakers Vanessa and Mat, the creators of Rooftop Honey talk about urban beekeeping and their vision to bring bees back to Melbourne city.  Event details on website – www.rooftophoney.com.au

Honey Tasting and Appreciation Workshop

Saturday May 13 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: Free

Join Amanda, local beekeeper and member of the American Honey Tasting Society and learn about the sensory analysis of honey and how the terroir of a honey influences its character and flavour profile. Taste six different types of honey comparing their colour, aroma, flavour and texture

Bookings essential. Limit 10 people. To book your place please email us at backyardbeesballarat@gmail.com  More event details on website: backyardbeesballarat.com.au

Bee Friendly Gardens at Bunnings

Sunday May 21 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: Free

Join Scott, Gavin and Amanda for a bee friendly garden display at Bunnings Warehouse Ballarat. Ask questions about creating a bee friendly garden using edibles, ornaments and natives. Event details on Ballarat Beekeeping Facebook page

Honey tastings – Mead Making Demonstration & Tasting

Monday May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $30

A Honey Month activity hosted by Russell Simmons, mead maker from Ballarat Home Brew. Mead making demonstration, tasting and take home notes.

Places limited. To secure your place, email ballaratregionalbeekeepers@gmail.com  Any questions, please don’t hesitate in contacting our club. Event details on website: brb.org.au

 Western Australia

Calendar of events:

  • 3 May: Health and Honey – with local 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
  • 17 May: Bee-autiful – Maylands Wellness brings natural beauty products and honey together
  • 18 May: Honey Degustation Dinner- 5 course dinner at Rendezvous Hotel
  • 21 May: Conversation with Honey – Sunday sundowner with WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey
  • 28 May: Small Farm Day – Family event in Gidgegannup
  • 31 May: Honey in your Lunchbox – health lunchbox ideas with local naturopath Rebecca Hall
  • Early June: Bib n Tucker Honey long table

All Enquiries to:
www.hihp.net.au 08 9473 1120 or  www.thehouseofhoney.com.au 08 9296 3635


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