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An evening with Yves Ginat from Miellerie Honey – EVENT POSTPONED
December 3, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Due to unforeseen circumstances we are postponing this event until early 2015.
New date to be advised.
Yves will talk about the relationship he experiences as an apiarist between the Tasmanian Wilderness, the flowers, the nectar and the work of the bees in pollination and making honey. He will also talk about his beekeeping practices and extraction processes that are essential to Miellerie Honey.
Yves Ginat began beekeeping as a teenager, growing up in central France, in the medieval capital, Bourges. His mother’s family was from Bretagne, and his father’s family from Berry. Yves extended his education into organic farming before moving into commercial beekeeping in 1998.
The Miellerie business began in November 2005 in Tasmania. It has developed from working 40 hives in 2006 to 160 hives today. Five different varieties of honey are now produced:
- Lake Pedder’s Nectar
- Prickly Box
- Blue Gum
- Tea Tree (Manuka)
As an apiarist, Yves nurtures the bee community using organic and biodynamic beekeeping practices to maintain health and harmony from the hive to the jar. Essential to the integrity of Miellerie is the trade practice of cold extraction of the honey from the comb, in order to harness the vitality, aroma, flavour, colour and texture of the delightful nectars from Tasmanian native floras. As the seasons change, Yves continues to explore the floral diversity of this beautiful island, Tasmania.
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