Honey Month - Honey Festival

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Have you ever wanted to know more about keeping bees and how honey is made?

 

Come to the Bees2Honey Festival at Yagan Square for Honey Month and rub shoulders with local beekeepers.

Competitions:

- Honey Competition - Competition Details (deliver before 2nd, 3rd May latest) for judging on 4th

- Beeswax sculpture Competition (as above, judging offsite 4th May) -  Competition Details

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

Itinerary & Times to be confirmed

  • Enter into the cake competition -  Bring on the Day - entries close at 10.00am sharp

  • Waggle dance for the children 

  • Ezyloader Commercial loaders demonstrations

  • Honey cake judging and winners announced

  • Winners of honey, beeswax and beeswax sculptor competition

  • Beginning in beekeeping - Flowhive vs Langstroth hive

  • Bee Nutrition

  • Q&A with the beekeepers

What's on this year?

  • Aboriginal Wadumbah Dance

  • Chef Don Hancey will be cooking up some culinary delights in the Mobile Kitchen using products from Capilano Honey

  • 3 Food presentations each 45 minutes.

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

  • A Chocolatier doing a honey and chocolate ganache demo

  • 2 Presentations demonstrating how to make beeswax wraps

  • 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

  • Best show honey competition

  • Refreshments available and music

Children's Activities Include:

  • Make a wax candle

  • Have fun with the Scitech gang (lots of fun for the kids)

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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We couldn't do it without our Sponsors!  A Big Thanks!

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