Rich in heritage and family history, Beechworth Honey is one of Australia’s best-loved brands.
Beechworth Honey’s heritage includes four generations of beekeeping in northeast Victoria.
Steven and Jodie Goldsworthy purchased their bees in 1992 and developed the Beechworth Honey brand soon after. Jodie is the fourth generation of a family of beekeepers hailing from Beechworth, a former gold rush town steeped in the traditions and gentle rhythms of country life. Jodie’s great grandfather, Benjamin Robinson, was a beekeeper and so was her grandfather and her father.
Nearly 20 years later, Beechworth Honey is Australia’s leading single-origin honey producer and a household name enjoyed Australia wide.
Supported by the family’s 130 years of knowledge of apiculture, Beechworth Honey remains an innovative company committed to the highest standards and to always producing the purest quality, 100% Australian honey.
A trusted part of the Australian
landscape for over 130 years.
We are a company driven by our values of quality, integrity, positive impact and bee and planet health. We will continue to produce and sell 100% Australian honey…so you can feel good about the honey you buy.
Beechworth Honey is committed to continuing its leadership role in advocating for bees and the preservation of bee habitats. The complex, cumulative and interrelated threats to honeybees and beekeeping from a changing climate and ‘fake’ honey motivates us to educate and advocate.
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) reported a decline of 25% in beehive numbers and beekeepers from 2004 in the 10 years to 2014/15. Put simply, Australia’s future food security and agricultural prosperity lies in the hands of around 1400 stretched and very hardworking beekeepers.
The Beechworth Honey philosophy is for integrity, fairness and sustainability.
We develop mutually rewarding relationships with the hard-working Australian beekeeping families who entrust their product to us.
The reality is that there are major threats related to both Australian beekeeping and our agricultural production that relies on honeybees for vital pollination.
Sadly, the significant decline (30% since 2008) of Australia’s mainstream beekeepers reminds us of how important the critical need for improved Government policy and increased honeybee research is. We want to help ensure the sustainability of Australia’s future food security and pollination dependent industries that include sourcing honey and pollinated food products.
As honey specialists, we believe that by raising these social and environmental issues, we can also promote the superior qualities of 100% Australian honey around the country and around the world.
It’s simple. We provide 100% Australian honey products and 100% Australian-grown produce and supplies that exceed expectations. To do that we follow our time-honoured values.
We’re Australia’s most passionate advocate for the communication of the important role honeybees play to food production via their pollination.
We’re Australian honey specialists because of our heritage, family history and love of the Australian honey industry.
We believe the continuation of our businesses and our industry is dependent on profit balanced with sustainability.