Let’s Talk about the Bees
What a wonderful chance to taste a whole variety of honey, and learn about the bee issues in Indonesia.
Slow Food Bali offered a presentation and honey tasting with the Ratu Lestari Alami team and supported by Hatten Wines, Bali’s first winery. We delved into the exciting world of bees. We learned that the Indonesia the bee population has been drastically affected by the practice of slash and burn agriculture. As a result, vast areas of the rain forest have been destroyed. The majority of Indonesia’s honey and bee-keeping activities are in the forest.
Ratu Lestari Alami is on a mission to support sustainable beekeeping within Indonesia with a global view of world-wide honey bee decline and possible global food shortages. The group collects data, conducts research, and offers support and assistance to beekeepers, honey collectors, and farmers living in bee populated areas across the archipelago.
17:00 – 17:40 Arrival and Registration
Arrive at the Hatten Wine Shop and wine tasting area. Here you will enjoy a comparative tasting of 2 Hatten wines (with tasting portions). This space is also where the main exhibition of Bee Week is being presented, with examples of beehives and bee products for sale.
17:40 – 18:00 Talk
Head into the classroom for a Bee Talk and Q&A. Topics will include the life of bees and their importance, species of bees in Indonesia, why they are disappearing, and what can be done about it.
18:00 – 19:00 Honey tasting
Head upstairs into the private dining room where you will take part in a tasting of several varieties of honey which originate not only from different regions, but also from different bee species.
You will also enjoy the Honeylicious canapés prepared by Chef Liam Nealon of Four Seasons Sayan in Hattens own ‘master chef kitchen’ . Several varieties of Hatten Wine will be available for sale by the glass or bottle.
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