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'GILBERT BEEKEEPING' ~ 'LAURA GARDENS BEES'
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ~ Honey / Beeswax / Commercial Pollination Services/ Commercial Beekeeping Mentoring
Martin & Lorraine Gilbert operate "Gilbert Beekeeping " and " Laura Gardens Bees " South Australia. As migratory beekeepers we travel SA with our bees providing pollination services and allow our bees to forage on nectar sources to produce premium SA honey.
The facets of our commercial business include:-
• Commercial Pollination - SA wide
• Bulk Honey - domestic & commercial
• Bees Wax - domestic & commercial
Honey & Bees Wax - contact Lorraine 0417824739 .
We support beekeeping in South Australia through:-
- Promotion of S.A. regulations and requirements for beekeeping and Australian National Standards for beekeeping and food production.
Mentoring of young commercial beekeepers entering the industry.
Advocating effective biosecurity practices
Encouraging innovative beekeeping practices, management and skills.
Production of South Australian artisan honey
Community advocacy and the right for persons paying for beekeeping education/ mentoring in SA to be assured the educator is able to demonstrate a level of competency equivalent to the national minimum education standard of AHC32016 - 12 core units. ref education section
WIRRABARA PRODUCERS MARKET South Australian Honey / South Australian Bees Wax
Raw Honey ~ Bees Wax ~ Candles ~ " Wrappa" Reusable Food Wraps 2018 Market Dates ~ 3rd Sunday of the month 08:30 ~ Midday On leave June & July
~ August 19th
~ September 16th
~ October 21st
~ November 18th
~ December 16th
We often get asked why the Honey label "Laura Gardens" !!!! .
It is in reference to the first beekeepers on the old Booyoolie Pastoral Run in the Southern Flinders region of SA. When the Booyoolie pastoral run land was divided up into sections for settlement in the newly proclaimed hundred of Booyoolie , many of the landholders ( aka "Blockers") from 1871 onwards were either mixed farmers/ gardeners or market gardeners. The Laura Region became a significant fruit and vegetable growing area of SA along the Rocky River Valley and of course European Honey Bees became vital for pollination and the setting of viable seed and nut production.