Beechworth Honey Co-Founder
Jodie Goldsworthy is a fourth-generation apiarist, co-founder, and Director of Beechworth Honey Group, Australia’s largest independently owned specialist honey business. Her family has been beekeeping in Beechworth since the 1880’s.
Jodie is the President of the Oceania Regional Commission of Apimondia – an international organisation that represents beekeepers and honeybees. Jodie is also a Board Member of the Wheen Bee Foundation. In 2021 she finished a six year term on the Board of Directors of the Australian Food & Grocery Council advocating for a more sustainable Australian food industry. Former Board roles include the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council, Tourism North East, President of the Honey Packers & Marketers Association of Australia, a member of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Regional Women’s Advisory Council and the Australian Government’s Food Processing Industry Strategy Group.
Jodie’s passion projects include establishing a Bee Arboretum – a specialist planting for bees just outside Beechworth and a Bee School to educate school children about the importance of bees.
Beechworth Honey is proud to have Australia’s largest collection of single varietal honey, available for tasting at our Beechworth Honey Experience store in Beechworth, Victoria. We also have a select honey range available through major Australian retailers.
Jodie is a passionate advocate for the essential role of honeybees in food production and has campaigned against ‘fake’ honey imports into Australia. The Beechworth Honey Bee Cause range was created to shine a spotlight on the plight of bees. As our climate changes and ecosystems and bee habitats are threatened, we firmly believe that we need to act with urgency as individuals and as a business.
Beechworth Honey is a proud member of 1% for the Planet, a global alliance of businesses and individuals that support environmental solutions through everyday actions. 1% of our global Bee Cause sales revenue goes to our nonprofit partners that support the environment, bees and biodiversity.