Melbourne City Rooftop Honey

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Melbourne City Rooftop Honey is an urban beekeeping project based in Melbourne, Australia.

Initiated in 2010 by registered beekeepers Mat Luma and Vanessa Kwaitkowski Melbourne City Rooftop Honey has the stated aim of “bringing bees back to the city and the suburbs of Melbourne” [1] and to “help save the honey bee from the various threats of disease and human habitation”.[1] Since it’s inception Melbourne City Rooftop Honey has received considerable media coverage.

Project model

Melbourne City Rooftop Honey works as a social enterprise [2] to promote food culture[3] and sustainability. The project collaborates with local restaurants and cafes to place hives on top of their roof spaces. The hives are managed by Melbourne City Rooftop Honey and any honey produced is shared with the hive's sponsor.

Fed Square Bee Village

Melbourne City Rooftop Honey and Fed Square Pty Ltd collaborated to develop one of Melbourne’s largest urban apiaries.[4] The site, on the roof of the SBS building at Melbourne's iconic Federation Square, consist of 10 hives and was opened in November 2012.

Awards and Grants

  • 2011: The Awesome Foundation grant (inaugural recipient)[5]
  • 2011: City of Melbourne - Enterprise Melbourne small business grant[6]
  • 2012: Business 3000 - Innovative business of the year[7]

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