Rooftop Honey | Melbourne
Rooftop Honey Melbourne - 100% Raw Honey
No additives or heat treatments, only mother natures all natural food straight from the hive.
Since starting in November 2010, Rooftop Honey Melbourne have already received overwhelming support from the local community by numerous individuals and businesses. The plan is to put beehives on a rooftops (or gardens) in the City and each and every suburb of Melbourne.
Rooftop Honey Melbourne operate by installing, maintaining and caring for the honey bee by using natural beekeeping methods. The plan is to be able to provide the honey bees and their hive for free by raising funds and asking local businesses to sponsor a hive in order to keep maintaining and rolling out beehives all over Melbourne.
All of the hives have been re-homed from caught swarms by us. Each hive is checked approximately every 10 -14 days – during the Winter months we generally leave them alone only after we are confident they have enough to stores to survive during this period.
Currently there are 70 hives placed around the City of Melbourne and another 400+ individuals and businesses wanting to get involved by adopting and or sponsoring a hive.
A bit about Rooftop Honey Melbourne
Rooftop Honey Melbourne have already helped ‘re-home’ 70 swarms of honeybee colonies from swarms caught by Rooftop Honey Melbourne and from unwanted colonies saved from extermination during the Spring and Summer.
If it wasn’t for this, these colonies of honeybees may not have survived. Looking to the future, as Rooftop Honey expand on concepts of growing food in our cities & making them cooler, greener & more sustainable - It is vital to protect honey bees and include them in our cities and sprawling urban landscapes.
Rooftop Honey Melbourne Success
The main reason for the success of urban bees is the variety of flora growing in the city compared with to what is now present in much of the countryside which often has just one crop dominating an entire area. When that has finished blossoming, there is no more nectar for the local bees. In Paris, after analyzing the honey it was discovered that it contained more than 250 different pollens. In the countryside there can be as few as only 15 or 20 different pollens.
Rooftop Honey Melbourne place their hives utilising unused roofs, balconies & gardens. Melbourne now joins the likes of Paris, London, Toronto, San Francisco New York, Hong Kong and many others where urban beekeeping is thriving. The community benefits by some true ‘local’ produce – a delicious tasting honey which is unique to each site, with less actual food miles plus help green our City of Melbourne.