Jodie Goldsworthy started Beechworth Honey in the ’90s with her husband, Steven. She’s a fourth-generation beekeeper who learned the craft from her parents. Beechworth Honey has more than 500 hives all around Australia, each of which houses an average of 30,000 bees. One hive will usually produce 100 kilograms of honey a year.
Honey can vary in flavour and colour as much as wine, beer or coffee, and here the staff will help you find your “sweet spot” – the perfect, swoon-inducing honey for your palate, from the delicate and fruity, to the bold and very intense. You can also taste mead and learn about the pivotal role bees play in our greater food system.
Borrow a bicycle from here to coast around to the various tree species that local bees source their nectar from. Then pop back to the tasting table to see how those pollens translate on the plate.