Bees, Honey and Beneficial Insects

Anxious about the contents of your honey jar? Source a local beekeeper and support good, clean, fair, local honey.

Every morning I can sit on the back deck of my home eating breakfast knowing the spoonful of honey I enjoy on my cereal comes from the bees I can see buzzing around the avocado trees. A few years ago I was thrilled to discover Paul Wood from Brisbane Backyard Bees was one of my ‘local producers’ and I can buy honey direct from a neighbour at a very reasonable price. Of course, there is an added bonus, and key factor in this beneficial relationship, the bees help to pollinate our fruit trees and flowering plants – and they do this for free!

Current issues:

Honey fraud in Australia is a food security risk to Australian honey that is ‘purest in the world’.

An estimated 65 per cent of agriculture depends on pollination by honey bees.

Slow Food has long promoted a clean agricultural system that protects the landscape, does not harm the environment and preserves biodiversity: the ideal kind of agriculture for the well-being of bee colonies.

Come along and be part of the conversation.

Date:              Thursday November 8th

Time:             6.45-9.30 pm

Venue:           Jubilee Hall, 180 Jubilee terrace, Bardon

Guest speakers Paul Wood from Brisbane Backyard Bees (SFB Snail of Approval recipient) and Abigail Makim who is an agricultural scientist with a particular interest in the role of beneficial insects in food production.

Supper will be served with a selection of wines. Menu

Cost: $35 members $45 non members

RSVP:    5th November, 2018 to  slowfoodbrisbaneinc@gmail.com

Bookings are essential and pre-payment is necessary.

Payment:  Please pay Slow Food Brisbane: Bendigo Bank: Acct: 144743507 BSB: 633 000 and include your name in the reference field.

RSVP for this event:


Honey fraud in Australia. A food security risk to Australian honey that is ‘purest in the world’

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-05/outback-beekeeper-says-australian-honey-is-purest-in-the-world/10202824

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-03/capilano-and-supermarkets-accused-of-selling-fake-honey/10187628?section=business