Bee-Inspired at the Grand Opening of Beechworth Honey Discovery
Beechworth, Victoria, 27th November 2014
On Friday 5th December Beechworth Honey will open it’s second centre in Beechworth; Beechworth Honey Discovery.
The former historic Bank of NSW located at 87 Ford Street has been beautifully renovated and extended to build Australia’s most comprehensive honeybee education and resource centre with the aim to highlight the important link between honeybees and our food supply.
“Beechworth Honey Discovery is the result of our passion for bees and love for the Australian honey industry. It is also our commitment to developing a better future for Australia’s beekeepers” commented Jodie Goldsworthy.
For more than two years the team at Beechworth Honey has creatively choreographed an amazing and unique set of elements where you will;
- Enjoy amazing bee-inspired food from Australia’s first ever “Bee-Rated” menu in the Food Bowl
- Sip on delicious signature Beechworth Honey Mead in the historic cellar door
- Wander through the Bee Garden featuring a working honeybee colony, native bee hotels and kitchen garden
- Entertain the kids for hours with interactive activities in the Blossom Bee Playspace
- Follow the Waggle Walk and learn all about a year in the life of a beekeeper
- Browse the General Store offering products made with honey or sourced from produce pollinated by bees, and exquisite honeybee themed kitchen and home wares
- Research and discover amazing historical information in the unique Historical Archive and Museum that will become known as Australia’s most comprehensive beekeeping and research centre
- Participate in hands-on workshops in the Hive Kitchen, a purpose-build demonstration kitchen and workshop space to host cooking classes and activities related to honeybees, food security and beekeeping
- Relax while cruising around the Blossom to Blossom Cycle Ride on Beechworth Honey bikes
As a further extension of the various products Beechworth Honey produce, four varieties of Beechworth Honey Mead will be launched during the Grand Opening celebrations. The mead has been developed over the past two years by combining Beechworth Honey’s knowledge of Australian honey with the skills of mead maker Brendan Heath. “We are certain that the Beechworth Honey Mead range will not be what people expect” said Jodie Goldsworthy.
The centre will be open to the public at 3pm on Friday 5th December with celebrity chef Ed Halamgyi conducting an inaugural free cooking demonstration. The opening weekend also includes exciting demonstrations and talks.
On Sunday Beechworth Honey Discovery will then host it’s first cooking workshop in the Hive Kitchen. Hosted by Umbrian-Australian chef Patrizia Simone of the award-winning Simone’s Restaurant in Bright, participants of this exclusive sold-out event will be delighted with the hands-on cooking class where they will make a range of delicious sweet treats just in time for Christmas.
Visitors to Beechworth will now be able to eat, discover and learn at Beechworth Honey’s two unique centres in Beechworth- Beechworth Honey Experience located at 31 Ford Street, and Beechworth Honey Discovery located at 87 Ford Street.
The opening of Beechworth Honey Discovery cements Beechworth Honey’s reputation as Australia’s most innovative and trusted Australian honey company.
For further media information contact:
Beechworth Honey Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 6033 2322