Amber Drop Honey

Australia produces one of the cleanest honeys in the world but imported, low-priced honey makes it harder for small beekeepers to make a living. These local beekeepers are key to keeping our bee populations healthy. Amber Drop Honey allows beekeepers to share a facility to extract and bottle their honey and learn from each other and from experts, improving their chances of having a sustainable business that creates amazing honey in a clean and safe environment for the bees.

130+

hives rescued

200

hives currently running

5%

of profits donated to Save The Bees

It isn’t an overstatement that small beekeepers and their colonies are the key to healthy ecosystems into the future. Yet, low price and poor-quality honey varieties being sold by supermarkets are threatening that. Upon learning about the disappearing bee population, NSW’s Ana and Sven jumped into rescuing hives that would otherwise have been exterminated, and soon enough the honey began to pour in.

Amber Drop Honey is built on passion for sustainable beekeeping, helping to support local beekeepers and the growth of the bee population by giving 5% of profits to Save the Bees Australia. Just as traditional farming industries are being dissolved into larger commercial operations, so are beehives. By focusing on hive rescue and educating new generations of ethical beekeepers through their workshops and training facilities, Amber Drop Honey aims to instill a respect for bees in local communities.

"This project will allow beekeepers to share a facility to extract and bottle their honey as well as a place to learn from each other and from experts, improving their chances of having a sustainable business."

Ana Martin
Founder
Impact:

Dreamstarter’s crowdfunding has allowed Amber Drop Honey to establish a portable building on their farm to spread their passion for ethical beekeeping. The establishment will serve as a communal beekeeping hub with a training, extracting and bottling facility.

Since the business began two years ago, it has rescued over 130 bee colonies and has grown from a casual market stall to attending 10 markets a month and being stocked by 25 stores.

5% of honey sales go towards Save the Bees Australia

How to support:

Check out their online store.

  • June 2016

    First market stall

    Started their first market stall.

  • Sept 2016

    Full-time in Johns River

    Moved full-time to a farm in Johns River.

  • April 2017

    Represented Save the Bees

    Represented Save the Bees Australia at a Broadsheet Sydney event for Five Brothers Wines.

  • Oct 2017

    Full-time focus

    Sven quit his day-job to focus on Amber Drop Honey full time

  • July 2018

    Exceeded their funding goal

    Exceeded their funding goal through Dreamstarter crowdfunding, with a total of $48,779 pledged to help start a training and education facility for local beekeeping and continue their hive rescues.

  • April 2018

    Fantastic Food & Drink Show

    Exhibited at the Fantastic Food & Drink Show