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The House of Honey and The Sticky Spoon Cafe, Swan Valley

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Published January 22nd 2012
Get a close-up view of a beehive without getting stung at The House of Honey in the Swan Valley.

An observation hive is set behind glass in this informative shop-cum-tourist-attraction, which also houses The Sticky Spoon Café.

Free honey tastings are available with honeys ranged from mildest to most intense in flavour. These include honey from bees living in jarrah, karri, and whitegum forests.

Boards on one wall have informative and interesting info on bees, beekeeping and honey, including explanations of different 'dances' bees use to communicate about the location of food.

Bee informed

Learn about the bittersweet life of the drone who lives a life of indolence, being fed by worker bees, then forfeits his life to mate with the Queen bee.

The House of Honey sells just about every imaginable honey or bee-related product, from bee-styled kids' gumboots to cosmetics, bees wax candles, and even bee pollen tablets used by some athletes to raise their energy levels.

Gourmet cooks might want to experiment with honeys on sale which have been infused with vanilla, cinnamon, chilli, and even chopped black truffles.

The Sticky Spoon Café offers cakes, teas, coffee, honey drinks, and various honey ice-creams. We sampled the honey and honeycomb combination ice-cream, which was delicious.

The House of Honey appears to take staff training seriously. We've visited twice and, both times, staff approached us to explain various honeys and answer bee-related questions.

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Why? See a bee without the sting
When: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm
Where: 867 Great Northern Highway, Herne Hill
Cost: Free entry
Your Comment
Thank you for your kind words, you have summed us up well. We like to offer fine tasting honeys harvested by our on site beekeeper as well as educate the public all about the facinating world of bees. They are after all, so inportant to the food diversity! I am glad you enjoyed your trip to visit us.
The House of Honey - Kim
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