If our bees could sing, they’d sing, ‘We’ve been everywhere, man.’
This is because the act of making honey requires lots of travel to follow pollen sources as they come into and out of bloom around South Australia.
But at Buzz Honey, we can’t have our bees just choosing any old pollen source because we pride ourselves on crafting varietal honey.
So, you could say that we act as travel agents for our bees who are on working holidays around South Australia.
Why our bees travel
Bee hives need constant sources of pollen to survive.
Left to their own devices, bees will simply forage for and seek out any blossoming trees and plants they can find.
Honey tourism spots in South Australia
According to our beekeepers and our bees, the top spots for pollen and honey production in South Australia are:
- Adelaide Hills
- Murray Mallee
- Limestone Coast
From an accommodation perspective, it is clear our bees have more in common with grey nomads, given they carry their accommodation with them.
But, unlike grey nomads, these busy, productive travellers prefer to travel at night, snug in their hives.
And we can’t help but wonder whether they dream to Lucky Starr’s soundtrack: