Honey Month - May Events
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.
Get inspired, be creative, and maybe help organise an event BUT definitely visit one of the many celebrations! Check the participation prospectus for more info.
Honey month strives to get the community to know their beekeepers and meet the people behind Australian food. We encourage the food industry to support locals and enjoy the honey we have on our own doorstep.
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The Honey Festival at The Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day
Our Honey Festival is part of the nationwide Honey Month - May and is hosted at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds as part of The Small Farm Field Day.
Come on the day and get an exclusive honey cooking demonstration by Chef Jo from Cafe Mojo, learn to make a bee-friendly garden with Deryn Thorpe, participate in cool scientific experiences with Science Alive, and witness the Competition awards.
We have received a fantastic variety of good quality stallholder applications and can't wait to have them all in our Honey Festival area. And of course, there will be the best quality WA Honey for tasting and purchase.
Buy your Showground entry ticket ($15 adults free U/16’s) before you go from Tickets Small Farm Field Day