The Honey Delight family has an extensive farming heritage. Our family were among the first farming settlers in northern NSW and beekeeping became a family tradition when our first beekeeper, Frank Turner, diversified into beekeeping in the 1920’s.
The Canberra Urban Honey Project is a community project in response to the many comments people make to us about the changing bee populations in the city.
As commercial beekeepers we have been part of the international effort to highlight the problems bees face for a number of decades, so it is incredibly rewarding to know people now understand the problems. For example, we contribute to the honeybee research program, and have actively participated in a number of research projects to understand honey bee health and their importance in pollination. One area we are most proud of, was our involvement in the early pollination studies for canola, which helped us understand how honeybee pollination increases the oil quality from canola crops.
It is a joy to us to help increase the number of bees in Canberra. We hope this will mean more pollination of backyard fruit trees, vegetable gardens and balcony vegetable pots. Ultimately, it will mean our city is more sustainable.
If all goes well, and this will always depend on the weather – we might have some Canberra Urban Honey to share with you all.
If you would like to be involved in our project, please get in touch via:
CanberraUrbanHoney AT gmail.com
You can find more information about the Honey Delight family here