Ok so really, the headline was going to read something less salubrious but I’m friends with my dad on Facebook.
You see, Virgin honey is pure, small batch honey from Virginia. Geddit? A (what I thought) clever play on words. Simple.
Being a part of the marketing industry, I thought I knew all the pitfalls of starting a brand. So ….URL bought, ABN done, business name registered. Google check that there weren’t others listed by that name (there is but not in Qld).
It wasn’t until I told a colleague what the name was that I found out my very big mistake.
Friends of you are looking for my website google word search … not google videos!
I’ll admit that I am somewhat a “gunna do it” kind of gal when it comes to kick starting some of my personal projects. Many friends are nodding as they read this.
And to be vaguely fair to myself, it’s tough trying to start a side project when you are working full time. So fast forward to now and I’m excited to be taking some me time to get Virgin Honey out there!
With the boot up the backside from my gorgeous neighbor Benita Orwell, I’ve now got a gig for Virgin Honey at Putia Pure Food Kitchen.
If you have or know of a fantastic cafe, deli or providore that’s Northside Brisbane and supports local produce, please email me or txt because I’d love to get it to as many locations as are convenient!
My wonderful nearby neighbour and Masterchef 2017 contestant Benita Orwell has been a massive fan of Virgin Honey since I got my first hive.
Given our mutual passion for organic and local produce, good wine, good times and lots of laughs, it was a pleasure to be asked to supply sampler jars of Virgin honey for guests at Bennie’s first Ladies Long Lunch.
Much to my dismay, Bennie’s first Ladies Long Lunch which will be held next Wednesday is on a day I simply cannot take off from work. If you are fortunate to have the day free for some awesome food, I highly recommend booking in.
Late June was the Redcliffe Show at which the Northside Beekeepers Association played host at the honey court. Past president Les in all his glory with Peter A few of the entries in the honey judging Queen bee Norma manning the store
Heaps of members turned up to lend a hand and talk to the public all about bees.
It was one year ago that I attended my first ever Bee club meeting, and I vividly recall the excitement as members received their prizes from the 2015 Redcliffe Show.
So I was excited to be one of those lucky people last night receiving my first prize in the Novice category.
Even more exciting was that the honey was from a single Flow Hive frame from Madonna’s hive. I think that’s a first!
I think all apiarists particularly when starting out, can’t help but tell anyone who will listen about “their girls” and the first flush of success.
At least in the initial stages when the novelty of bee keeping has not worn thin, friends, neighbours and nearby shop keepers will hear the ‘how I started story’ multiple times.
No one wants to think they are boring their audience, so I was delighted when I turned up for dinner with friends, who I haven’t seen since I started bee keeping but have been following my exploits online, to have received a beeutiful AlexMunroe bee necklace from long time school friend Yasmin tonight.
Perfect gift for anyone a little beesotted with their girls