For the first time the Royal Botanic Garden in the heart of Sydney is producing its own honey. More than 400,000 bees, which are housed in five hives hidden away within a large garden bed, will have free rein of the flowers in the 60 hectares of the gardens, which will produce an exotic honey which will have a very different taste from what is available in supermarkets. .
The honey will be on sale in the Botanical Garden’s shop with the income from the sales reinvested into plant conservation.
To celebrate the launch of this exotic honey, we have chosen three pieces of antiques-art-design jewelry that pay homage not only to the honey but also to the bees that produce it.