WA’s Honey Festival 26th May 2019
The next Honey Festival is at the “Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day”. It will be held at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds on Sunday 26 May 2019.
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.