Peninsula Essence March 2024

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By Andrea Louise Thomas Photos Yanni


ye beekeeper, Simon Mulvany is a tireless champion for bees. He founded grassroots social enterprise, Save the Bees', in 2014. Since then, through action, education and advocacy he has changed the landscape for Australian bees, beekeepers and honey consumers alike.

His mission is to educate people about the importance of bees. With his encyclopaedic knowledge, Simon speaks passionately to schools and community groups. He has published extensively across social media platforms and through his website. His love of bees goes back to childhood. Simon’s grandparents had a house in Mornington. The family spent holidays in nature on the Peninsula. As a boy, Simon enjoyed foraging, diving and fishing. A serendipitous conversation with a fisherman friend led him to beekeeping. The pair bought a couple of hives and his fascination with bees really took off. continued page 18...

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