Happy New Year to all the Beeps! I hope you all enjoyed a break with friends or family, ate too much food, watched too much TV and had an afternoon nap everyday! We took a small break, with only a couple of private bookings and some beekeeping to attend, and did just that :-)
We have spent the last week or so moving bees from various sites to productive Marri/Red Gum sites. We are hoping to have a good harvest this season (rather lack lustre last year) and bring in some high TA tested Marri too. The ChemCentre is working hard at rolling out dedicated testing protocols to showcase how amazing our Western Australian Eucalyptus honeys are - high in both antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
Our second shop fit out is coming along really well! The lights have arrived, shelves are in and we are scheduled to open in February sometime. It has been a rather busy period finalizing everything, but the Justin and the team from TPS and Patrick from Finespun have been amazing to work with and made the process very smooth indeed. The Shop will bee awesome!
There has been a little bit of confusion over the future of the Maylands Shop - I can reassure everyone that Maylands will be remaining open! This new shop is our SECOND shop, not the replacement of our community focussed Maylands one! We do ask for a little patience over Feb and March, as we adjust to operating the two spaces, as I am sure there will be some growing pains, but we will try and keep them to a minimum :-)
We have three new staff members joining our team, in addition to TJ, Miss T and Miss R - and they are all beeautiful additions to Honey, I'm Home. You will see them mostly at the new Shop, but over the next few weeks, I will be training them - so come in and put them through their paces and ask them any sticky questions you can think of! Excuse the pun!