One third of our global food supply is pollinated by the honeybee. But as urban development continues to grow, the honeybee’s natural habitat is dwindling. In an effort to save them, urban beekeeper Jack Wilson started Bee One Third in 2012, and has since established more than 60 beehives between North Brisbane and Northern New South Wales.
Together with his group of talented apiarists, Jack works with local businesses and budding beekeepers to establish rooftop and backyard beehives. Bee One Third checks the bees regularly to ensure optimum health and environment so they can do what they do best – pollinate and produce honey. You can find Bee One Third honey in dishes here at Southbank Beer Garden, and purchase many honey varietals (the flavour really differs between neighbourhoods!), bee pollen and honeycomb from a number of local stockists, or head to Bee One Third’s online store.
If you’d like to taste or find out more about urban beekeeping, Jack will be located in River Cottage Australia at Epicurious Garden at Regional Flavours on 16–17 July. He’ll be showcasing seasonal honey, as well as talking everything beekeeping and pollination. Jack will also be doing live demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday, extracting honey from the beehive before the audiences’ eyes.