Bee Week @ Harvest | May 22, 2021

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Honeybees are an integral part of the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market. The bees ensure there are fruit and vegetable crops, maintain biodiversity in our native forests and contribute to local food security. 

Australia has 2 000 native bee species which together with the European honey bee are critical to our food security as they pollinate most of our crops, the food we eat. Apiarists are a critical part of the food chain, managing bee hives in paddocks and forests across the country, from rooftop gardens to the remote forests of the Tasmanian wilderness. 

Tristan and Rebecca Campbell from Honey Tasmania fell in love with Tasmania and bees making their home on the West Tamar. Tristan has a diverse office tending to beehives in the paddocks of local farmers to accessing some of the remote forests on the West Coast. 

At West-Bee Honey Dave Gibson is the apiarist in charge of bee logistics, from managing bee colonies for pollinators of crops or collecting honey from hives deep in the forests of unique Tasmanian flora.  Wendy is at Harvest each week with their diverse range of award winning produced by bees that roam across Tasmania. 

This Saturday visit the Northern Beekeepers Association next to the West-Bee Honey stall to have all your bee questions answered. Build a hive in your garden and remember to wear yellow to show your support of bees. At Honey Tasmania there will be a buzz, lookout for a visiting “bee”.

Stallholders at the market this week
41 Degrees South  
A Pinch of Tasmania
Afghani Bolani
All Things Cherry
Apiece
Artisa
Brady’s Lookout Cider
Bruny Island Oysters
Delicious Little Things
Elgaar Farm & The Grain Family
Fork it Farm
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts
Honey Tas
Laos Fresh Farm
Lily Farm
Meat Bread Cheese
Metcalf Distilleries 
Modo Mio Naked
Mr B & T Mushroom Garden
Mt Gnomon Farm
One on the Slide
Plants Direct
Provenance Coffee
Real Beef
Ritual Coffee
Sandy’s Sourdough
Save the Bees T
Seoul Food
Seven Sheds
Seven Springs
Small Grain
Southern Sky Cheese 
Steve’s Vegies 
Tamar Artisan Small Goods & Oldway Farm
Tamar Valley Pastured Eggs
Tas Daffodils
Tas Natural Garlic & Tomatoes
Tasmanian Juice Press
Taste of Tam O’Shanter 
The Tea Equation
Thirlstane Gardens
Three Peaks Organics  
Wanderer Mead
Wanderlust
West Bee Honey
West Tamar Fungi

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