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Realm Sweet Dreams

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#RealmSweetDreams A collaboration between Hotel Realm, Canberra Urban Honey and St Vincent de Paul Society. Hotel Realm has been a great friend of ours since Canberra Urban Honey started, by being the first local business to jump on board and have a ...

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Canberra Urban Honey Heads To Korea

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As you may have seen on Facebook we are heading to Daejeon, South Korea for the 44th ApimondiaInternational Apiculture Congress! For those that don’t know, Apimondia is the International Federation of Beekeepers Associations and related in...

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Dining With The Governor General

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It was an honour to attend the Inaugural National Feast in Canberra on 21 July. The feast is an event by the  Agribusiness Council and I predict it will quickly become Australia’s premier winter solstice event celebrating the exc...

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Canberras Sweet Spots

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Some people say that Canberra can be boring, but Canberra has never been boring to me. There’s a hive of activity throughout Canberra, centred on suburban revolution, sustainability and excellent, everyday food. We’ve got an awesome commu...

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My Take On The Flow Hive Invention

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The world has been waiting for major innovation in beekeeping for a long time and it seems it has arrived with the invention of the Flow Hive. I’ve been fortunate to be part of the buzz about the Flow Hive for some time, but only on the conditi...

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2014 Australian Sustainable Cities

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I’m honoured to have been awarded the Australian Sustainable Cites (National) Young Legends Award. Its incredibly fullfilling to have bees and their role as pollinators in sustainable cities recognised. Thank you to everyone who is helping to m...

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Bee Judged

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This past week we hosted a visit from the judge of the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards – Cameron Little. Mitchell Pearce with Cameron Little, Judge of the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards Cameron was in Canberra to judge Canberra Urb...

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Sustainable Cities

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You’re probably aware that Mitchell’s effort in progressing the role of bees in the sustainability of Canberra has been recognised recently in the 2014 Keep Australia Beautiful  ACT Sustainable Cities Awards. Canberra Urban...

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Remembering Astrid Spelman

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This blog has been about sharing the Canberra Urban Honey journey. Part of the journey is about being grateful for having known Astrid Spelman, and acknowledging the contributions she made. Astrid has been part of Canberra Urban Honey since the begin...

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Canberra Late Winter Beekeeping

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We’ve been watching the weather, as we always do. You’ve probably noticed that over the past 10 days or so there has been some remarkable warm, calm winter days. These are the days that we open our hives. We understand that not everyone i...

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Talking Food Security

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We were delighted to be invited to talk to members of Canberra’s SEE Change.   The ‘SEE’ in SEE-Change stands for Society, the Environment and the Economy and its members are striving to create a sustainable Canberra. SEE ...

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Sweet Realm for Rooftop Hives at the Realm

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The Hotel Realm came to the rescue of the struggling (starving) Canberra Urban Hives when our project was in its early stages. The rooftop at the realm is perfect for bees – its sheltered, has plenty of sun and protection from the wi...

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Sweet 2013 Summer

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It’s been incredibly rewarding to watch the bees recover from their starvation stress over spring and summer. As always, the weather threw a couple of curve balls our way, and that made life interesting for sure! The unusual hot weather in spri...

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Farmers Market Buzz

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Saturday morning you will find us at Capital Region Farmers Market, Exhibition Park, Canberra. We are stall 131, we are on the corner and we will probably be slicing up a fresh sour dough bun. We always start early and usually arrive befor...

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