we're buzzing about the kitchens honey

Published on 16 August 2017 by Robina Town Centre

DID YOU KNOW THAT OVER A THIRD OF OUR GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY RELIES ON POLLINATION BY THE HONEYBEE?

The Kitchens Neighbourhood Honey comes directly from the bees to you. 

You may not think about it when you do your weekly food shop, but bees are a vital part of the production of everything from apples to zucchinis. And with so much fresh produce coming to The Kitchens, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Bee One Third to introduce our very own beehives to The Kitchens, Robina Town Centre!

Bee One Third has set up 36 beehives at Robina Town Centre, introducing over 1 millionbees to the area. Foraging for pollen and nectars as far as Merrimac in the north and Burleigh Heads in the south, these bees will substantially increase local pollination rates, ensuring flourishing crops for local backyard farmers and growers.

As more bees are introduced to the area, the local flora will adapt and produce more flowers to attract even more bees, providing benefits that will reach far beyond the 2.5 tonnes of honey our bees will produce every year.

Everything harvested from the hives is processed, extracted and bottled naturally at The Kitchens Cooking Stage. With no heat used in the process, this honey will be nutrient dense and rich in flavour. You can visit the Showhive at The Kitchens Concierge to see one of the world’s most complex and delicate ecosystems up close.

Purchasing a jar of this local honey will support your local bees in Robina!

 

The Kitchens honey is now for sale at Barbosa Deli Fine Food Deli and Earth Markets for $9.99!

 

Images by @troy.archer

did you know?

  • In a world without bees, we would see the price of over 150 fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds rise by up to 500% almost immediately.
  • Mangos, strawberries, avocados, coffee, cotton, coconuts, cocoa, vanilla, cashews and almonds are just a few foods that are dependent on bees.
  • Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life.
  • The average worker bee produces about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • A hive of bees will fly 145,000 kilometres to collect 1kg of honey and will visit 50 to 100 flowers during a single collection trip.
  • Honeybees communicate with each other by vibration and dancing.