Rodney Whitehead began what he calls a life long apprenticeship in 1972 as a 22 year old. His teachers are his bees and the classroom is under the canopy of a gumtree. An abundance of native flora keeps our bees healthy. Knowing when and where to access good flora ensures our bees maintain the best possible condition. The reward for looking after our bees is the great honey they produce and it is Victoria’s North East bushland that holds the key to Walkabout Apiaries success.
Our bees produce honey from the tall flowering eucalypts of the High Country down to the mighty Red Gums of the Ovens, King & Murray Rivers. Understanding bee behaviour, health & nutrition is the first step to being a good beekeeper.
Its when you get all that right that you get the satisfaction of hearing the hum of 50,000 bees working together as they collect, share and store their sweet smelling nectar.