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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. 

 

 

 

Free View Book - Australian Honey

https://issuu.com/aspermont/docs/workboot_series_honey_book

 
 

EQUIPMENT SUPPLY

" Adelaide Beekeeping Supplies "   0438367591  - ONLINE SUPER STORE NOW OPEN YEAR ROUND

http://www.adelaidebeekeeping.com.au/product   Congratulations Ness, Wes & Burt and the Adelaide Beekeeping Supplies Team on the opening of your online super store for all year product access Australia wide. Public reminder that the shop front is not open during winter (May, June & July)  however the great service and product can be sent straight to you door. A plus,  especially for all rural beekeepers - commercial, part time and recreational. 

 286 Military Road  ~ Semaphore  Park ~ SA (between Dunstone & Fifth Avenues)  http://www.adelaidebeekeeping.com.au

 

WIRRABARA PRODUCERS MARKET

Honey ~  Bees Wax ~ Candles ~  Beeswax " Wrappa" Reusable Food Wraps

2018 Market Dates

On leave June & July  

~ August 19th

~ September 16th

~ October 21st

~ November 18th

~ December 16th 

 

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3rd AUSTRALIAN BEE CONGRESS      

http://australianbeecongress.com.au  

27TH - 30TH JUNE 2018 - Queensland Australia

 

GALLERY PAGE

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BEEKEEPING EDUCATION

Hi - The education section of our website is currently being reformatted and will be offline til June 2018- regards Lorraine & Marty

GILBERT BEEKEEPING / LAURA GARDENS BEES - HONEY & BEESWAX

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 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

Our Vision is to assist in achieving the highest standard of beekeeping practice in South Australia.