Blaine and Tristan Campbell purchased their first beehive in November 2011. This was after Blaine spent nearly 2 years reading every book in the Western Australian State Library system, a few that weren't, and every beekeeping blog online she could find. Announcing one afternoon that 'we are buying a beehive', Tristan very patiently nodded his head and off we went to the local Beeman to order a nucleus.
In August 2012, we launched our business, Honey, I'm Home Produce, with the vision to bring all things honey, homey and yummy to our customers. We now run over 70 hives in and around Perth. These are both in rural and urban locations, including the first rooftop hives in Perth's CBD!
In 2016, we won Best in Show, Gold and 4 Silvers for our honey and beeswax candles at the Western Australian Honey Competition, were a finalist in the Australian Business Champions (Small retail category) and won Best Retail Business of the Year and Runner-up Best Environmentally Sustainable Business of the Year with Central Eastern Business Association.
In 2017 and 2018 we won further awards for our honey and beeswax candles at the Western Australian Honey Competition.
Since closing our retail shop in 2019, we have concentrated on providing wholesale honey, research and environmental projects to support bees and pollinators in Western Australia.