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
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
" 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
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)
27TH - 30TH JUNE 2018 - Queensland Australia
Click 'Gallery' on menu bar above - click on picture to enlarge and roll curser to the bottom of the pic to read caption - right arrow to scroll through gallery
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