Albert Einstein famously said, “If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” This, for the human race, means we have a huge challenge ahead.
During the summer of 1998, on a family friend’s organic farm within Ben’s neighbourhood, he found his passion in beekeeping. His adventurous spirit and love for beekeeping brought him to the wide-brown land and then, unknowingly into the arms of his wife. Ben and his wife Amanda now share their days with their four children, building their lives together and building bee-box, after bee-box, after bee-box.
Phill is a father of two, husband to Kristen and a beekeeper with a passion. He became interested in bees many years ago, with intrigue and curiosity driving his love of these tiny creatures. Their ability to play such a vital role in the pollination of our foods, crops and flowers is what keeps Phill passionate about maintaining their survival.
Together, Ben and Phill’s mission is to develop sustainable and eco-friendly beekeeping methods that not only provide honey and keep the bees thriving, but support farming practices to yield higher crops. They pride themselves on starting out small, both as family run-businesses, who have merged together- working together to continue their passion. In order to do this, it is important to work together- just as the bees do.
Queen and Honey specialises in Queen Bee Rearing. We rear Apis mellifera ligustica – Italian Queen Bees and are based in Wagga Wagga.
With 22 years of experience in honey production, queen rearing and managing a successful apiary, we strive to always deliver optimum quality in all aspects of beekeeping.
Our honey reflects the Eucalyptus and local farm crops in which the bees forage.
From the orange farms in Leeton, to the Australian Eucalyptus in Tumbarumba. From the farms surrounding Wagga, to the riverside of Currawarna- our bees pollinate the areas of the Riverina and Snowy Valleys. As a result of the pollination of these areas, the breakfast tables are filled with 100% Australian honey, fresh, natural and ready to enjoy.