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Raw Honey now available at Blueys Beach at Twenty by Twelve

The Great Lakes and Manning Valley areas of NSW are just amazing, from farmland to stunning beaches and lakes, all sorts of wildlife... and human life! Yesterday we took a drive down through Forster to the gorgeous Blueys Beach down near Pacific Palms and Boomerang Beach. We were invited down by Twenty by Twelve Cafe and Living to do a honey tasting. And so now if you're holidaying in the area down there, you'll be able to pick up some of our yummy honey there.

October & November Honey Beekeeping Courses - Want to learn beekeeping?

We've added some more dates for beekeeping courses so you don't miss out. If you're in NSW, we run small beekeeping courses where you get to learn all the beekeeping basics, ask questions, and find out about how to manage your own bee hives.

Beekeeping Training Full Day Courses:

Sunday 12th October 2014 (booking now)

Sunday 2nd November 2014 (booking now)

Sunday 16th November 2014 (booking now)

For more information see our beekeeping course info here

New NSW honey beekeeping course dates set for Spring

The first beekeeping courses of the season are set for September. If you'd like to learn how to care for your own bees, or if you just want a fun morning out doing something different, we have the experience for you.

For current beekeeping dates see this link


Full Day beekeeping course...(suitable for adults only)

Sunday 7th September 2014 - (sold out)

September 28th September 2014 (sold out)


Miniature galloways calves - come meet these cute cows

Love this photo of some of the newest miniature galloway calves to join the herd here at Honeycomb Valley Farm NSW. We've been breeding these beautiful animals for 7 years now and still can't get over their wonderful nature, hardiness and gorgeous features.

We don't breed for meat, but breed these cows as grass cutters and manure providers and for other small farms who appreciate the smaller cattle breeds who don't test the fences and are gentle to be around.

How to recycle old paper and magazines into gift bags

One of our travelling helpers, Julia Roebuck, has returned to help out on the farm for a few weeks. In addition to being a hand sewing champion (blue ribbon at the Nabiac Show 2014), a ray of sunshine and an alpaca whisperer, Jules is a passionate and innovative recycling guru.

Want to learn about Australian stingless native bees ? John Klumpp's book now back in stock

John Klumpp's great book about Australia's stingless native bees is now back in stock in the farmgate shop (open 8.30am-2.30pm Fri-Tue & every day in school hols)and our online shop. This book is a great introduction to Australian native beekeeping and a must have for anyone interested in learning all about the keeping of the tiny little Aussie bee: Tetragonula carbonaria.

Free Carpet Clean for your Car for all Farmstay Guests...thanks to our crack team of Chickens!

The family road trip up the Legendary Pacific Coast...it's what memories are made of.

Often guests arrive at the farmstay with their car's carpet covered in food thanks to the kids in the backseat. But our empowered chickens are on the case and have recently launched their own free carpet cleaning service for all overnight farmstay guests!

Bang on Beetroot Relish - Now Available to buy online or at the farm shop or markets

So excited today to be stacking our farm shop shelves with loads of fresh made beetroot relish. This yummy beetroot chutney is full of colour and flavour and just fabulous on sandwiches, cheese and as a condiment. Or try mixing it with sour cream for a dip as well. Pop in for a tasting of meet us at the markets!

Timbertown Steam Fair - July 4, 5 & 6 2014 - Wauchope near Port Macquarie

If you're heading to the Timbertown Steam Fair at Wauchope this July, be sure to pop into our farmgate shop on the drive north or south to stock up on delicious products for your pantry. We're just 1 hour south of Wauchope and Port Macquarie, and 1 minute out of the gorgeous little village of Nabiac.

Visit the farmgate shop free, or pay to come on the farm tours that depart at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm.

Timbertown is a great place to visit to get a sense of what life in the "olden days" was like, and the Steam Fair is a big weekend on the calendar!

Where to find us at the Farmers Markets

So you can't make it to the farm and our farmgate stall, and you don't want to order online? No problems, see if we are coming to a Farmers Market near you in NSW. Here's the markets we currently attend:

The Beaches Market - Warriewood: 4th Friday of the month (now doing raw honey refills - bring your clean, empty Honeycomb Valley Farm jar for a refill).

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