Ever wanted to become a honey connoisseur or simply want to learn more about how honey gets its flavour, the different varieties of honey and how to identify quality honey?

Join Jacqueline and Robert for an educative evening where you will taste a number of honeys and gain an appreciation of their qualities.

You will learn to recognise the characteristics of eucalypt and other floral source honeys.

Honeys tasted will include, but are not limited to:

Giant Mallee  Macadamia

Stringy Bark  Leatherwood  Banksia

  Yellow Box  Brunswick Gardens  Chestnut

Topics of discussion will include:

  • The structure and nature of honey
  • Native and introduced floral sources
  • How to handle, treat and store honey
  • Honey labelling: the meaning of raw, cold-extracted, organic and other terms used to describe honey
  • Matching food with honey
  • The role of honey for bees

Jacqueline is an urban bee keeper with several hives situated around Melbourne. She works with Robert at Bee Sustainable and has written about bee keeping for Grass Roots magazine. Robert is the proprietor of Bee Sustainable. He has kept bees since he was a teenager and learnt much from his father who was a honey merchant and commercial bee keeper.

The cost is $60 (inc. GST) and will include:

  • A sample pack of honeys to take home (valued at $15)
  • Notes on the main topics discussed

Participants will be limited to about 14 to maintain an informal interactive format.

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