HONEY MONTH MAY 1st – 31st 2019


During the month of May the beekeeping industry has designed some creative and fun- loving events all around Perth.

We are very excited to have more then 30 events, activities and master classes!

  • Highlight / Main Events / Regional Events
  • Perth CBD
  • Swan District
  • Special event page Mandoon Estate v Perth Northern
  • Perth Hills
  • Peel Region

More information on the Facebook Page or Website

Main Events in May

Come and celebrate with us a Honey Month full of fun – excitement – and bee learning.

Beekeeping Conference @ Mandoon Estate – 24th and 25th May

Two day conference with various speakers including USA Commercial beekeeper, Eastern States beekeeper on turning your hobby into a business, queen rearing, industry reports, pesticides and what to be aware of. See website for more information. Exhibition Trade Show for attendees on both days.


9am – 5 pm
Mandoon Estate, 10 Harris Road, Caversham Tickets from $190


Honey Festival – 26th May at Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day

The Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day is the place where those living and working on small farms in the agricultural sector can come together at the one time to view and compare from a selection of products and services designed for efficient farming and rural practices. Also for those who want to see if this is the life they would like and have some fun finding out. This year the Honey Festival is joining with amazing demonstrations of all things bees and honey, wether you just have an interest in bees or would like to get a hive this is an event you don’t want to miss!


9am – 4:30pm
Gidgegannup Showground, Gidgegannup 6083

Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day and Bees2Honey Festival
$10 entry

Slow Food Long Table Lunch located at (within) Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day

Slow Food is excited to be part of this years Small Farm Field Day & Honey Festival and organised a great day full of information amazing food and fun for everyone. A comfortable tour bus, leaving from a central Perth CBD & Midland Region location, stops for Wine & Sparkling tasting at Garbin Estate Wines, Middle Swan and views the Bee pollen processing operation at Saxonbee Enterprises, Gidgegannup before heading to the Long Table Lunch at Gidgegannup Showgrounds.
The talented Slow Food Chefs have created a honey inspired 4 course meal using the best products from local honey producers.


Lunch 12pm,

bus timetable see

Slow Food webpage Place: Gidgegannup Showground, Gidgegannup 6083

Day price: $145, Slow Food Members pay $130
Early Bird for the first 20 tickets, $135, Slow Food Members pay $120 Includes: coach travel, 4 course Long Table Lunch, Wine & Sparkling tasting, viewing of Bee Pollen processing operation, Showground entry

Lunch price: $80, Slow Food Members pay $70
Includes: 4 course Long Table Lunch, Showground entry

Bookings: www.slowfoodswanvalley.com.au

Perth Region

Factory Tour / Open to public to tour the honey packing facility.


10th of May
10am – 3pm, 30min sessions during this time period 99 Beechboro Road, Bayswater
not required – enquiries Michael Bellman 9271 8133

Health & Honey Talk

Local naturopath and beekeeper will talk honey and your health, demo at home beauty and demo some healthy honey treats.


14th May 2019
213 Railway Parade, Maylands 6051
$40 incl. take home a goodie bag

Bookings: www.honeyimhome.com.au/produce/category/tickets

Honey Themed Dinner

The Rendezvous Hotel is perfectly situated at the new redeveloped Scarborough beachside. After a successful last years Honey Month dinner, Executive Chef Wendelin Ulrich and his team of culinary experts create again a delightful, honey infused 3 course feast.


15th May
Observation City Rendezvous Hotel, 148 The Esplanade, Scarborough 6019
$79 pp

Bookings: call 9245 1000 or www.TFEhotels.com/rendezvous

Beekeeping Now & Then CITY OF PERTH LIBRARY

Display of various beekeeping and educational material in City of Perth library.

Details: April – June 2019

Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 12 – 4pm
573 Hay Street, Perth 6000

Swan District Region

Tea & Honey Talk

The Bullsbrook Museum holds a fundraising Historical Tea & Honey talk at Enderslie house, situated at the Chittering Valley doorstep. Come, relax and enjoy a tea in the morning or afternoon, catered by the local CWA branch and celebrate with us Honey Month with local guest speakers and historical display.


9th May
10am and 2pm seatings available 15 Peters Road, Muchea 6501

$20 per person
Bookings call Christine 0458 212 528

Shiraz/Honey Cocktail

Come and enjoy the serenity of a family owned boutique winery in Western Australia’s oldest wine region, the picturesque Swan Valley in Perth. Treat your tastebuds to something very unique, and exclusive to Swanbrook Winery, a Shiraz Cocktail made from a secret recipe that’s been infused with local honey. Enjoy premium honey samples, along with quality wine tasting, and take the opportunity to indulge in sumptuous food made from fresh local produce in Rae’s Kitchen.”


16th – 18th May
11am – 4pm
38 Swan Street, Henley Brook 6055
Bookings not required,

for more visit: swanbrook.com.au

Talk & Walk – For new beekeepers:
Talk and walk through the life of a honey bee with Barry and see a practical demonstration and extraction.
We welcome all questions and will endeavour to answer them.
Free cuppa afterwards – bookings essential as there are only 20 spots available.


18th May
2 Wells Road, Bellevue
Bookings essential, please call 9274 5062

Cheese & Bees

The Cheese Barrel and the Beekeepers from The House of Honey are pairing up to bring you a trio of delights.
The Art of beekeeping will be brought to you by Rupert and his apprentice beekeeper Matthew. They will direct you in some strong foundations to start your beekeeping hobby.

Rupert has been working with bees and collecting honey since he was a child and this is a wonderful opportunity to learn from his wealth of knowledge and experience. View a section of a hive, learn about the different roles each of the bees play and experience a honey extracting demonstration.

The experience staff from the Cheese Barrel will then have fun pairing honey and cheese. There are so many combinations and they can’t wait to share them with you. Lastly you can enjoy a sample of Mead (Honey Wine). We will talk to you about Meads and their different styles whilst all happening in the wine basement!
Added extras allow you to visit Olive Farm Winery or The Cheese Barrel for lunch of a Honey Month Cheese Board.



19th May
10am – 12pm
The Cheese Barrel, 920 Great Northern Highway, Millendon 6056, held in the Olive Farm Wine basement

Ticketed event through Eventbrite (Limited to 60 tickets)


Honey Month Cheese Board

The Cheese Barrel is the perfect setting, pairing ‘far away feels’ with a great range of local produce so close to home. Good old fashioned hospitality, the Swan Valley’s largest selection of local & international cheeses and stunning wines produced next door at Olive Farm Wines. The hardest thing you’ll have to do is choose your favourites. Specially arranged for the Honey Month: board with 3 Premium selected cheeses served with honey, seasonal fruit, freshly baked bread & lavosh.

Date: 1st – 31th May
Time: Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm, available to order, every day
Place: 920 Great Northern Highway, Millendon 6056 Price: $39
Bookings: not required, for more visit: thecheesebarrel.com.au


Honey Inspired Dinner

Situated on the banks of the Swan River, just 25 minutes form Perth CBD and the Airport, Mandoon Estate offers something for everyone! From fine dinning restaurant, microbrewery, purpose build function centre, cellar door with private cellar door tasting, deli and luxe room accommodation. A perfect place to bee and stay!The Homestead Brewery is a wonderful relaxed place to enjoy this beautiful Honey Inspired Dinner. The menu reads like Honey – don’t you agree? Honey glazed lamb ribs, parsnip, celeriac / Honey infused pork belly, braised red cabbage, pear / Figaro Cheese with natural honeycomb / Walnut cake, date, milk, honey, ice cream.

Wild Swan is Mandoon’s contemporary, fine dining restaurant, overlooking the maniqured gardens and the Lawns at the Estate. Executive Chef Michael Hartnell and Executive Sous John Baxter offer a Honey inspired dessert available Wednesday – Sunday for the month of May.



23rd May 6.30pm $59pp

10 Harris Road, Caversham

Bookings: mandoonestate.com.au/ events@mandoonestate.com.au
or contact the Mandoon Estate team 6279 0500

call 6279 0500 or events@mandoonestate.com.au Exquisite Honey Dessert

Honey Inspired Dessert

At Mandoon Homestead Brewery, the vibe is relaxed and the menu is full of big, bold flavours to complement the house own craft brews. A Honey inspired dessert is available every day for the month of May.

Date: 1st – 31st May

Time: Mon – Fri 10am – 8.30pm, Sat 7.30am – 8.30pm

Bookings: not required

Honey Tasting

Make like John Septimus Roe and stake out your patch of perfect by the banks of the Swan River. The grounds of his original homestead, called the Lawn, provides a casual, family-friendly, alfresco area with picnic tables, a full enclosed playground and live music on the weekend. Beer, wine, cider and soft drinks are available from the garden bar, and picnic/style charcuterie and cheese platters, salads, pizzas and homemade ice cream from the delicatessen.

Experience a complimentary Honey tasting with House of Honey Products on weekends through the month of May.


every Saturday and Sunday in May 7.30am – 8.30pm
not required

Perth Northern Regions

Brunch with a Beekeeper with West Coast Honey

Are you a hobbyist beekeeper or keen to learn about keeping bees? Why not come along for a relaxed morning and enjoy a delicious brunch, including barista coffee and tea with one of our beekeepers while you ask as many questions as you like and learn all about beekeeping here in WA. Be quick to book your seat- spots are limited to 11 guests per day. More details regarding menu will be released closer to date.


3rd & 4th May
10.30am – 12.30pm
172 Ginging Brook Road, Granville, Ginging 6503 $22 per person

Bookings required, call 08 9575 1250 or email, buzzus@westcoasthoney.com.au

Honey Hackathon 2019 Y HUB

After such a successful event last year, we are running the Honey Hackathon again. As you all know, Western Australian honey is the purest in the world as we have the healthiest bees. This is a result of our commitment to quarantine and our Honey Bees feeding from vast stretches of endemic flora. The challenge is how can we make international markets recognise the value proposition of our honey?

The morning will provide an overview of Honey Bee Products and hearing from inspirational speakers. The afternoon will be used to be mentoring you to develop your product idea for pitching, before socialising over dinner as a wind-down after a full day.


11th of May

8am – 8pm
Y Hub, CoWorking for Everyone, 128 Yanchep Beach Road, Yanchep 6035 $56pp
Eventbrite – Honey Hackathon

Perth Hills Region

Spit in the Hills – Chidlow Tav

We are super-excited to announce that the second annual ‘Spit in the Hills’ is joining forces with the Progressive Axemen’s Association WA and Honey Month to present an eclectic weekend featuring an international KCBS sanctioned BBQ contest alongside a traditional wood chop competition, as well as a celebration of the noble Honey Bee and artisan markets.

Bring the whole family for a great day out in the Hills, with free entry for spectators. The Chidlow Tavern will be firing up their BBQ and vending alongside some of the teams, plus the return of Chidlow Choice – where spectators can become judges, test your taste buds with the blind honey challenge or prove your wood chopping skills on Sunday. We are also teaming up with National Honey Month and bringing in local expertise in beekeeping and honey producing. Festival goers will have a wonderful opportunity to learn about bees, beekeeping, hives, breeding of queens, and best of all ~ a chance to taste some of our local honey. Our markets will also include a wonderful range of bee products for you to sample and purchase.


4th & 5th May
10am – 10pm
Chidlow Tavern, 4 Thomas St, Chidlow 6556
See Facebook Event Page, Spit in the Hills – BBQ Contest 9573 5265 or eMail: fran@aliveandkicking.com.au

Beekeeping Talk & Tour
Beekeeping talk and tour of extraction facility on the hour.


4th May
10am to 3pm
285 Leyland Close, Beechina
$5.00 donation to Honey Month for future events

Bookings not required, infos 0428 290 029

Honey & Bee Themed

A monthly market held at a different location each month. For May it will be honey and bee themed.


19th May

9.30am – 3pm
Norris Park, Bentley Street, Stoneville 6081

Peel Region

Honey High Tea Peel Manor House

Honey High Tea at the impressive and Spacious Georgian Mansion is nestled on 10.5 acres of manicured grounds, a 40-minute drive south of Perth and away from the hustle and bustle of the city and suburbs.


19th May
12pm or 1pm sittings
164 Fletcher Rd, Karnup 6176
$45pp 3 sweet & 4 savoury or
$55pp 3 sweet & 6 savoury & a glass of bubbles included

Bookings required, peelmanorhouse.com.au/event/ or contact 9524 2838

Display of Honey & Beekeeping Products – Mandurah Community Museum

The Museum will be holding a display of honey and beekeeping paraphernalia through the month of May.


1st – 31st May
Tues-Fri 10am – 4pm, Sat & Sun 11am – 3pm 3 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah 6210
Booking not required

Workshop & Displays Mandurah Library

Events and activities through May including meet the beekeeper, look at an observation hive, honey tasting and lip balm workshop.

Date: 1st – 31st May
Place: Mandurah, Lakelands & Falcon Libraries

Please go to the website for more details: mandurah.wa.gov.au/facilites/libraries