Enjoy delicious Wayside honey harvested with love and care from beehives on our rooftop garden.
Wayside honey is pure, single origin and unprocessed with a uniquely delicious flavour. The beehives are located on the roof of Wayside where a 200 square metre garden filled with over 50 different varieties of organic fruit, herbs and vegetables flourishes all year round. The garden features three beehives, the first of which was installed in 2012. Each hive has 40,000 to 50,000 worker bees producing more than 30 kilograms of honey a year. The bees pollinate plants in a five-kilometre radius, which takes in the nearby Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, Centennial Park and smaller gardens on balconies and other rooftops.
You can taste the difference of honey produced by happy bees. The beehives are carefully attended to by participants in Wayside’s program for people with long-term mental health issues. Under the direction of Doug Purdie from The Urban Beehive, participants take great pride in looking after the bees.
Wayside's honey is cold extracted by hand rather than heat extracted as mass-produced honey often tends to be.
All proceeds from the sale of Wayside honey help provide love and support to people on and around the streets of Kings Cross.