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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. 

 

MAY 7th -  CLARE MEETING - FOR ALL BEEKEEPERS

Beekeepers Meeting / Information update hosted by PIRSA for all  Beekeepers regarding legislation updates effective as from April 2018 and implementation of the Australian National Beekeeping Code in SA.

  • Clare, 7th  May  6pm- 8.30 pm, Department of Environment and Water (DEW) Office, 155 Main North Road, Clare’

MAY 20th - WORLD BEE DAY

We invite you to come & visit us at Wirrabara Producers Market and join the celebration of WORLD BEE DAY

08:30am - Midday Sunday MAY 20th - market entry is opposite the Wirrabara Hotel

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declared by the United Nations ~ world bee day to be celebrated annually on May 20th  https://www.worldbeeday.org/files/declaration/RESOLUTION_L32_World_Bee_Day.pdf

https://www.worldbeeday.org/en/

 

EQUIPMENT SUPPLY

" Adelaide Beekeeping Supplies "   0438367591    

 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 ~ May 20th - " United Nations ~ World  HONEY BEE DAY "  MAY 20

On leave June & July  

return August 19th ~ September 16th ~ October 21st ~ November 18th ~ December 16th 

 

 Curated Beekeeping Exhibition ~ "The Rangelands Of The Northern Beekeepers" 

MAY 6th & MAY 13th  Midday to 3pm - LAURA ARCHIVES BUILDING - Hughes St. LAURA -SA

https://www.facebook.com/theflindersnews/

https://www.facebook.com/HistoryFestival/

You will find us in the Laura Archives Building along with a curated historical beekeeping exhibition " The Rangelands Of The Northern Beekeepers " sponsored by Adelaide Beekeeping Supplies and Laura Gardens Bees. The curated exhibition open during MAY 2018 jointly celebrates South Australian History Month & National Honey Month with  a prelude opening for the 2 days of  Laura Folk Fair . The exhibition follows the history of beekeeping in the region from the 1800's through to today including photographs,  Golden North Honey packing facility in the old flax mill, oral histories and selected historical exhibits. 

The exhibition is part of a larger history project that is  recording  and preserving  the beekeeping history and stories of our past and present beekeepers  in the Northern Rangelands.

Honey,  Bees Wax, Candles, Reusable Wax Food Wraps  from  Laura Gardens Bees plus  Hoskin Honey  will be available from the archives building Hughes St - LAURA - SA  April 7th  & 8th  (10am - 4pm both days)  May 6th & 13th (midday til 3pm)

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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 for a period of time - 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.