The 2018 Honey Festival
part of Honey Month Inc.
VENUE: Yagan Square, Perth city
DATE: 6 MAY 2018 10:00-16:00hrs
Have you ever wanted to know more about keeping bees and how honey is made? Come to the Honey Festival in the Swan Valley and rub shoulders with local beekeepers.
Itinerary to be confirmed
1000 Enter cakes into competiton
1030 Waggle dance for the children – learn how
11:00 Commercial loaders demonstrations EZYLOADER in carpark
1130 Honey cake judging and winners announced
1300 Talks and presentations
- Winners of honey, beeswax and beeswax sculptor completion
- Beginning in beekeeping (Flowhive vs Langstroth hive)
- Bee Nutrition by Dave Leyland
- Labelling Laws
1430-1500 Q&A with the beekeepers
1430 Waggle dance for the children – learn how
1530 Commercial loaders demonstrations EZYLOADER in carpark
1600 Close of festival
What's on this year?
- Discover how to become a beekeeper
- Enrol in a beekeeping course
- Interstate guest Mark Stafford from Ezyloader New South Wales will be demonstrating his unique beekeeping cranes
- Beekeepers loading their honey trucks
- Honey cake competition - bake the best honey cake to win
- Best show honey - competition for best honey
- Refreshments available and Latino Jazz band
Children's Activities Include:
- Face Painting
- Honey bee quiz trail
- 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.