Beekeepers Rupert and Kim Phillips established the House of Honey and the Sticky Spoon café in 2010 as an outlet for the honey from their hives scattered around the State, each region and primary nectar source – Jarrah, Redgum, Blackbutt, Banksia, York gum, Leatherwood and more – giving distinct characteristics to the honey produced by the busy little bees.
The House of Honey sells a range of honey related products – soaps, hand creams, as well as honey of course, and excellent ice-cream, while in the Meadery you can sample and buy one of the world’s oldest alcoholic drinks, mead – and we can recommend a sparkling mead that combines House of Honey mead and sparkling wine from the Swan Valley – best of both worlds! The spiced mead infused with cloves, rosemary, ginger and cinnamon also hit the spot.
The café side of the business serves up Devonshire teas, light lunches – quiches and the like – cakes and biscuits, as well as a range of hot and cold drinks – including very good coffee and even a honey spider! And of course that delightful ice-cream – we can recommend the ginger and chocolate chip with honey drizzle.
Rupert and Kim, when on hand, are always happy to talk about bee keeping and honey and with a working hive in the shop customers can also watch the bees going about their beezness. This is a very popular tourist destination and well worth a visit – and do try the mead and ice-cream!!