Honey bee hackathon invites innovative ideas

Entrepreneurs, scientists, bee keepers and students will stir the honey pot of ideas to stimulate WA’s bee product industry.

The 2020 Honey Bee Hackathon, hosted by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Honey Bee Products and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, in October will bring together industry and innovators to share product ideas.

Yanchep business Beeautify’s developed from an idea for honey-based cosmetic products pitched at last year’s event.

“Owners Figge and Dani Boksjo took their products to the 2019 honey hackathon and received praise for their idea of infusing honey into natural skin care products,” CRC chief executive Liz Barbour said.

“Soon after, they launched their product range and continue to focus on product development for their skincare products, which adds value to local honey.

“This is a great example of how the honey hackathon is used to develop ideas to value add to local honey and provide a launching pad into the market place.”

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Honey Bee Hackathon 2020
When: Friday 16th October 5pm & Saturday 17th October 9am-5pm
Where: Dept. Primary Industries and Regional Development
For more information, please click here.

Image: 2019 Hackathon participants Figge and Dani Boksjo, with sales and marketing manager Ishaan Bhatia (far right), showing some of the natural skin care products developed using local honey.