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Banksia Bakehouse Strikes Sweet Collaboration with Amber Drop Honey to Create a Buzz about Plight of Bees

By Banksia Bakehouse
Posted: 19 May 2021
Banksia Bakehouse - Bee Hive
May 20 is World Bee Day! And to celebrate and raise awareness of local honey - and the bees that create them - the team of pastry chefs and cake specialists at Sydney's Banksia Bakehouse have collaborated with local producer Amber Drop Honey to create four new honey-inspired creations.

For Banksia Bakehouse, the collaboration was a "no brainer". "We're thrilled to be helping shine a light on the plight of bees and Amber Drop Honey, its wonderful product and commitment to sustainability," says Banksia Bakehouse co-founder Chris Sheldrick. "We're on a mission to partner with local businesses, especially when they share the same ethos as us in terms of their provenance and the quality of the produce they create. Amber Drop Honey is certainly a great example of this."

Located on the NSW Mid North Coast, Amber Drop honey specialises in harvesting small batch honey from their own hives and hives rescued from inconvenient spaces like people's yards, houses, farms, schools and businesses. And five per cent of their honey sales is donated to Save Our Bees Australia to fund bee-friendly projects and help them contribute to a better future for bees and beekeepers in Australia.

Worldwide, the health and numbers of bees are being affected by diseases, pests, habitat destruction, pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers. Saving our bees is vital as they play an important role in pollinating our food crops and native plants. According to the World Bee Day Organisation, Australia has around 2,000 species of native bees and introduced European honeybees that contribute to our food security and to conserving our country's biodiversity. 

And that's the ethos behind Amber Drop Honey. Their raw honey is antibacterial, antifungal and good for our tummies - and it's the special ingredient for the four lovingly created Banksia Bakehouse pastries and cakes that are gracing the bakehouse's counters for the rest of May. These include: 

  • The Bee Hive ($70): a beautiful cake with layers of vanilla sponge, honey cream, honeycomb, white chocolate ganache, and condensed milk cream, topped with honeycomb and icing flowers. 
  • The Mini Hive ($12): a lavish mini cake that combines honey caramel, vanilla sponge, and Italian buttercream, surrounded by and topped with cream cheese frosting, honeycomb and a honeycomb macaron. 
  • Winnie's Croissant ($12): a cube-shaped croissant filled with mascarpone cream, Amber Drop Honey jelly, and decorated with mascarpone cream, honeycomb and fresh figs. 
  • Honey pear tart ($10): a vanilla tart shell filled with a light pear mousse sitting atop honey pear and almond cream, with honeycomb and macadamia nut surrounds. 

Banksia Bakehouse's special honey creations will be available during May from Monday to Saturday at Banksia Bakehouse, Grosvenor Place.

Banksia Bakehouse - Mini Hive
Amber-Drop Honey
Aber Drop bees
 
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