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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. 

 

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

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