There’s a buzz of excitement in the air as the Western Australian honey industry gear up for ‘Honey Month’, a month of celebrating all things honey, throughout May.
Capilano Honey are proud to sponsor one celebration in particular, the Honey Festival! Now in its 6th year, this much-loved event will move to the newly developed Yagan Square on Wellington Street, in Perth, making the festival more accessible than ever. Different location, same amazing FREE event, being held on the 6th of May from 10:00am until 4:00pm.
As usual, there will be lots of exciting stalls to visit, plus this year Chef & WA Food Ambassador, Don Hancey, will be cooking up some culinary delights using our 100% pure Australian honey.
Guilfoyle Beekeeping Equipment will be holding a candle making workshop area where all can partake in the art of candle making. Beewise Beekeeping Equipment will also be displaying and selling their beekeeping equipment as well as Nude Honey Supplies, who will be promoting their Paradise Boxes. So, there’s plenty of stalls for those budding hobbyist beekeepers to learn what equipment's needed to get started, plus the crew from the WA Apiarist Society will be available to direct you to the information needed to get started in beekeeping. You can also chat with the folks at Tintuppa Nursery, who specialises in bee friendly plants for your garden.
The Aboriginal dance group Wadumbah will on stage at 11am to delight the crowd with their entertaining moves and music. The Wescobee bee will be buzzing around ready for any photo opportunities as well as Honey Girl who is happy to answer any questions you may have and teach the little ones how to ‘waggle dance’ like a bee.
This years Honey Cake competition takes on a different edge as entrants are encouraged to use their own recipe and produce a marvellous recipe that guest Chef Dale can judge. There will also be a peoples choice award, so you can vote for which cake you think is a winner! The much anticipated Honey Judging competition will again be a feature of this fun festival, showcasing the many categories of Western Australia's liquid gold!
To learn more about all the bee-rilliant activities being held this year, head to the Bee Industry Council of Western Australia's website for more info.