Beechworth honey has become somewhat of an iconic Australian brand and the lovely Victorian town of Beechworth is only about 45 minutes’ drive from Rydges Albury. It is well worth taking a small diversion from the Hume Highway to experience the town and the honey.
There is a free interpretative honey tour which focuses on education about bees, the environment, packing and distribution and showcasing the sensational range of Beechworth Honey products. You can relax in the courtyard with a coffee, locally made honey biscuits and ice cream and the kids can find the Queen Bee in the glass fronted live bee display.
Beechworth Honey is open 7 days a week form 9:00am to 5:30pm (closed Christmas Day). Coach and school groups are most welcome but bookings are recommended.
Born and bred in Beechworth, Jodie and Steven Goldsworthy represent the fourth generation of the sweet and unique family tradition of making fantastic honey.
The Beechworth Honey story started back in the 1880's when Jodie's great grandfather, Benjamin Robinson, was mining for gold at Beechworth during Australia's heady goldrush days.
It didn't take him long to realise that there was a better living to be made supplying liquid gold (honey) to the mining colony in exchange for solid gold. Benjamin soon became an expert apiarist and spent his days chasing blossom for his bees in the surrounding eucalypt forests.
Today the Beechworth Honey factory and offices have relocated to nearby Corowa, the hub of a huge Australian honey gathering network. What hasn't changed since Benjamin Robinson's days is the ingredient... 100% Pure Australian Honey.