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Beechworth Honey Discovery

** Bee School is currently in winter hibernation - returning with an exciting new program in early September 2017 ** 

Explore the fascinating link between bees, pollination and our food security when you visit our Bee School.

Located in the historic Bank of NSW building at the main roundabout in Beechworth in the beautiful high country of north-east Victoria, Beechworth Honey's Bee School presents a range of family friendly activities, delicious food and drinks, and fun educational and interactive experiences… why not drop past today for your own Discovery!

Enjoy our NEW PROGRAM of free daily activities and talks - kids time, in the hive talk, practical beekeeping demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, and bee friendly gardening talks... see full details below!

There’s lots of family friendly information and activities to discover! But the fun doesn’t stop there… ‘Bee’ sure to also visit Beechworth Honey Experience for the ultimate honey delight! Just up the road at 31 Ford Street, you will be able to taste over 30 different varieties of our pure Australian honey and enjoy our free honey tour. Open daily from 9am to 5:30pm.

In the meantime.....come and visit our Beechworth Experience retail store just up the road for all your honey favourites and to enjoy our live beehive display.

Contact Us

Bee School by Beechworth Honey
87 Ford Street
Beechworth VIC 3747, Australia
t: 03 5728 1433
e: info@beechworthhoney.com.au

Open 7 days a week from 9am to 5:30pm. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

CLOSED - ANZAC day, Tuesday 25th April (re-opening 9am Wed 26th). Please note, our second centre in Beechworth will be open for all your honey needs - Beechworth Honey Experience, 31 Ford St Beechworth VIC 3747.

Coach, school and special interest groups welcome. Private and corporate functions available. The Bee School is pram and wheelchair friendly – please enter via the gates located at our Camp Street entrance.

Daily Demo

Free Daily Demonstrations, Activities & Talks - NEW 2017 PROGRAM

Visit our Bee School to explore the fascinating link between bees, pollination and our food security. 

11am Kids Time - 11:30am Bee Friendly Gardening - 12pm Practical Beekeeping Demonstration -
2pm Cooking Demonstration - 3pm In the Hive Talk

Unlock your inner beekeeper, chef, gardener or love of honey… and learn all about beekeeping, honey, cooking with honey, bee friendly gardening, how you can help bees, native bees and so much more. Each session will run for approx. 20-30mins; concluding with free samples of the prepared dish, product, and educational information and recipes.

Native Bee Hotels

Bee Garden with Native Bee Hotels & Live Beehive Display

Our Bee Garden is one of the highlights of the centre, and is free for the public to explore at any time during our operating hours.

Wander through the garden and watch as the bees fly from blossom to blossom pollinating the vegetables in our patch. Learn about the vital role native bees play in the pollination of the Australian bushland at our native bee hotels display, and find out how you too can make your own bee hotels for these amazing solitary creatures.

Don't miss our live beehive display! Our garden also features a live working colony of honeybees – view our hive from behind a special window, as the honeybees return with their collection of nectar and pollen.

Blossom Bee Play Space

Blossom Bee Play Space

Entertain your kids and family in our Blossom Bee Play Space & Learning Centre. Relax and enjoy a coffee or fresh smoothie whilst your kids have some fun, or join in for a family challenge. Featuring an indoor and outdoor kids play area with interactive family games and puzzles, dress-ups, large blackboard with chalk, Blossom Bee pop-out photo board, colouring-in pages and so much more; there’s lots of fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

Make new discoveries as you wander through our bee garden and learn all about the important pollination role honeybees play in the production of our food, follow the waggle walk, and watch as honeybees return to our live bee hive with their collection of nectar and pollen.

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A Year of Beekeeping & Waggle Walk

Follow the Waggle Walk to learn all about a Year in the Life of our Beekeeper.

Have you ever wondered how honeybees communicate with each other? How do they know where to fly to collect the nearest source of nectar?

Follow the path and mimic their waggle dance, and along the way discover a year or beekeeping with a detailed season to season insight into the fascinating lives of beekeepers as they traverse our beautiful pristine Australian landscapes in search of the next honey flow!

Beechworth Honey Discovery Historic Archive

Historic Australian Beekeeping Archive & Museum

Immerse yourself in the history of Australian beekeeping in our Historic Archive and Museum. The collection features Australian beekeeping artefacts, journals and books, including an exclusive range on loan from the Victorian Apiarists Association. A selection of items are on display throughout the Bee School.

Book a time to browse the historic journals and books in our collection room.

PLEASE NOTE – access to these historic items is by reservation only. Please contact our team or complete an online booking form to place your reservation. 

Bee Inspired Menu

Bee Inspired Menu - Delicious Seasonal Cakes, Smoothies & Coffee

Enjoy our seasonal range of cakes and sweet treats on display for your selection, delicious fresh smoothies, milkshakes and drinks, coffee and teas. Or why not try a delicious hot honey and lemon drink! 

Our menu items are all inspired by bee pollinated ingredients! Australia's clever little honeybees do pollinate 2/3rds of our fresh produce - our fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds... where would we BEE without them! 

Relax and unwind in our outdoor courtyard and air-conditioned inside dining area, or sip on your drink as you wonder and explore our Bee School educational information and exciting activities and demonstrations.  

Beechworth Honey Discovery Mead

Taste Beechworth Honey Mead

Sip on our delicious range of Beechworth Honey Mead in our historic cellar door. Produced from 100% Australian honey, Beechworth Honey Mead is a fun, refreshing and unexpected drinking experience.

Did you know... the consumption of mead reaches back into prehistory. Mead was the first alcoholic drink known to man and was originally thought to be discovered by accident where honey and water had gathered in the fork of a tree. Neither beer nor wine, it is an alcoholic beverage made from adding water to honey and allowing it to ferment.

Bee not what you expect… try Beechworth Honey Mead today! 

Beechworth Honey Functions

Functions at Beechworth Honey

Combining the ambience of our beautiful historic Bank of NSW building with delicious local catering and the impeccable friendly service of our team, join us for your next private function, conference, special event or meeting.

Our Hive Kitchen is available for private function bookings - please contact our team to discuss your needs.

Function Enquiries

Visit Beechworth Honey ExperienceExperience Honey… at Beechworth Honey Experience

While in Beechworth make sure you visit our ulitmate honey centre Beechworth Honey Experience - located a short walk up the main street at the corner of Ford and Church streets.

Taste different varieties of beautiful 100% Australian honey, enjoy the free self-guided tour to discover the wonderful story behind Beechworth Honey and 4th generation beekeepers Jodie & Steven Goldsworthy, and see live bees up close – can you spot the Queen. Open daily from 9am to 5:30pm.

Two locations means DOUBLE the reason to eat, discover & learn!


Discover Beechworth

Beechworth Honey Experience

Visit Beechworth Honey Experience

Taste over 30 different varieties of delicious 100% Australian honey, enjoy our free honey tour and more... 

Bee Cause Bikes

Blossom to Blossom Cycle Ride & Bee Cause Bikes

Hire a Bee Cause bike or bring your own & enjoy a leisurely ride around Beechworth   

Beechworth and Surrounds

Beechworth & Surrounds

There's lots to discover in our beautiful historic township of Beechworth...  

Events and Demonstrations


Learn all about our latest cooking schools, workshops, outdoor adventures, shows & events... groups welcome  



Our Story
Our Values
Our Philosophy
100% Australian Honey... Always!
Pollinating Australia's Fresh Produce
Buy a Safe Food Future
4th Generation Beekeepers
Bee Cause
National Packaging Covenant


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Helping Bees