"There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance."
- Henry David Thoreau
Honey Tasmania invites you to experience the delicious and fascinating world of honey, learn about the remarkable journey from flower source to jar and appreciate the wonder that is the honeybee.
Tuesday - Friday 10 - 4.30, Saturday 10 - 2, Closed Sunday and Monday
At The Beehive, you will be able taste uniquely different varieties of pure raw honey made by our millions of industrious bees. We move our hives to various locations in the north of Tasmania, following the flow of nectar and pollen, allowing us to bring you over 15 distinctive honeys.
We are also showcasing a wonderful new display beehive, where you can watch the queen laying eggs, see a new baby emerge from a cell and experience the delight of the bees communicating through their waggle dance.
Along with our delicious honey, we will continue our sales of honey alcohol (the largest selection in Australia), have also added Tasmanian whisky and gin to the line-up, stock beauty products made from honey and beeswax, and offer honey and bee related handmade gifts, books as well as many more honeybee focused products.
Meet Tristan and Rebecca, the beekeeper and the honey seller, who are two of the most passionate and knowledgeable bee lovers you will find - either at the shop or at the Harvest Market.
We also urge you all to learn from the hive mentality - use the power from a collective response to stress and difficulties which will allow survival, rather than focusing on individual gain and personal interest as a response to challenges we face.
The more you learn about bees, the more you realise there is to learn. So come and start your honeybee education... As Karl von Frisch (grand master of honeybee research) said, "The honeybee colony is like a magic well - the more one removes from it, the stronger it flows."