NATIONAL Honey Month next month will showcase some sweet local events involving food and honey-based products.
Honey Month is a national bee and honey awareness campaign that promotes Australian beekeepers and their products to a broader public.
“One of the driving forces behind Honey Month is to educate the public about beekeeping and highlight the importance of honey to our environment and economy,” Maylands-based Honey I’m Home Produce founder and Bees2Honey Industry Group secretary Blaine Campbell said.
The humble honeybee plays a vital role in the food security and food diversity for Australia.
“Surprising to many; one in every three mouthfuls of food we eat relies on the honey bee for pollination of that food,” she said.
Ms Campbell said commercial beekeepers were declining in numbers and bees were under threat by loosening of bio-security measures, possible incursions of foreign diseases, climate change and through dwindling forest resources.
“One of the highlights in this year’s program will be the family-friendly sundowner at the Honey I’m Home Produce Shop on Sunday 21 May, hosted by Don Hancey, WA Food Ambassador,” Ms Campbell said.
“Gelato champion three years running, Mimmo, will also be serving his fresh made waffles topped with a choice of more than 10 different types of honey gelato.”
Maylands bar Henry on Eighth will be offering honey cocktails and beer, children’s entertainment and more.