Honey Month - Honey Festival 2019

Sunday May 26, 2019

9.00am - 4.30pm

Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day

Gidgegannup Showgrounds

Are you able to support the industry and give up some of your valuable time (any assistance would greatly be appreciated) to help prepare and plan for the 2020 Honey Festival.  Please contact us.

     

Delicious Honey Cake Winners

Thank you to those who entered the Honey Cake competition and thanks Dale for doing another amazing job and providing feedback on all the cakes.

Winner information coming soon......

 

 
 

Granulated (Natural) Coast

  • 1st  - Eileen Stark

  • 2nd - Gordon Carter

  • 3rd  - Elaine Curtis

Granulated (Natural) Fine

  • 1st - Gordon Carter

Light Honey

  • 1st  - Gary Sammut

  • 2nd - Gordon Carter

  • 3rd  - Tina Mettam

Amazing Honey Winners

Winner of the Best Honey in Show: Umberto Valenti

Chunk Honey

  • 1st  - Rupert Phillips

  • 2nd - Gordon Carter

Creamed Honey

  • 1st - Gary Sammut

  • 2nd - Gordon Carter

Dark Honey:

  • 1st - Umberto Valenti

  • 2nd - Mercedes Portaro

  • 3rd - Doug Sexton

Check out the comments from the judges.

Cut Comb, Beeswax & Sculpture Winners

 

Winner of the Best Beeswax in show: Gordon Carter

Cut Comb:

  • 1st   - Rupert Phillips

  • 2nd  - Gordon Carter

Beeswax Block Dark:

  • 1st -  Gordon Carter

Beeswax Block Light:

  • 1st  - Gordon Carter

  • 2nd - Dean Beasley

  • 3rd  - Tina Mettam

Check out the comments from the judges.

Beeswax Candle:

  • 1st  - Gordon Carter

Sculpture:

1st  - Gordon Carter

What Was On.....

Lots of great information all about bees and beekeeping and honey at the Small Farm Field Day, Gidgegannup Showgrounds.e  It was a great opportunity to chat with the beekeepers and for kids, to participate in lots of activities.  We would love to hear your feedback on Facebook..

Competitions:

- Honey Competition - judging prior to the event

Honey Cake (with/without icing categories) - Competition Details (judging on the day)

Itinerary Included:

  • Waggle dance for the children 

  • Ezyloader Commercial loaders demonstrations

  • Honey cake judging and winners announced

  • Winners of honey competition announced

  • Beginning in beekeeping

What's else was at the festival?

  • Photos with the Wescobee bee and Honey Girl there to answer questions

  • Discover how to become a beekeeper

  • Enrol in a beekeeping course

  • Ezyloader demonstrations

  • Beekeepers loading their honey trucks

  • GuilfoylesBeewise, and Nude Honey will have beekeeping equipment for sale,

  • Honey cake, beeswax and beeswax sculptor competition

  • WA Apiary Society there to answer questions about getting started in beekeeping

  • Refreshments available and music

Children's Activities Included:

  • Making a wax candle

  • Having fun with the Scitech gang
     

WHAT IS HONEY MONTH ALL ABOUT?
Honey Month's aim is to promote Australian honeybees and their products to a broader public. In 2012, honey week (as it was called) was organised for the first time in Western Australia.  A small scale festival proved to be extremely successful attracting far more visitors than originally anticipated.   Honey Month is now a national event.

Beekeeping is a career that is declining in numbers through a retiring workforce.  With this in mind one of the driving forces behind Honey Month is to develop an interest in beekeeping by the younger generation as well as to educate the public to support WA honey and their beekeepers.  Bees are also under threat by disease, climate change and though dwindling forest resources.  It is important for the community to appreciate and understand the importance of bees in Australia as our master pollinators and how important they are to our food diversity here in Australia.

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