Tim Malfroy and a Bulgarian Log Hive
Apimondia, Montpellier France, September 2009
|'There is something about our forests that
beckon us back: they have a fascination
all their own. Eternal peace seems
to dwell therein, and it is the
one place from which the
‘madding crowd’ is missing.'
A.E. Lind, Minister of Lands and Forests
Foreword to ‘Native Trees of Australia’
James Wales Audus 1952
|ABOUT US||CONTACT US|
|MALFROY'S GOLD - ABOUT US
Malfroy’s Gold is owned and operated by Tim and Emma Malfroy.
Tim is a second-generation beekeeper, growing up on a large apiary in the
foothills of the World Heritage Blue Mountains. He has been practicing organic
and biodynamic beekeeping since he started keeping his own bees in 2006.
In 2008 he was the first beekeeper in Australia to build and trial a Warré hive,
and traveled with Emma to Apimondia in France 2009 to take part in the first
conference session on Warré and top-bar beekeeping. He teaches apiculture to
over 150 students a year through the Natural Beekeeping courses with Milkwood Permaculture.
Emma grew up on a large property near Gloucester and the Barrington Tops.
Her father was a forester, farmer and photographer.
Her mother’s family own and operate a grazing property in the Central Tablelands
of NSW, where Emma and Tim currently reside.
Emma takes the majority of the photos featured on this site, designs the website
and honey labels, and manages the accounts and administration.
|Tim and Emma Malfroy|
Our honey is sourced from our own Warré hives, and from Tim’s father, Frank Malfroy. Frank has been a successful commercial beekeeper, bee breeder and
honey producer for over 40 years. All our honey is produced from virgin comb.
In 2010 we won Champion Exhibitor at the Royal National Honey Show,
and our honey and honeycomb has been praised by many leading chefs in
Australia and overseas.
|AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIP|
|Malfroy's Gold maintains affiliations and membership with the following organisations.|
|Bees for Development||A UK based charity working to promote sustainable beekeeping in
developing countries: www.beesfordevelopment.org
|Biodynamic Agriculture Australia
||Healing the planet through Agricultural Renewal - Biodynamic farming and
gardening methods: www.biodynamics.net.au
|IBRA||The International Bee Research Association: www.ibra.org.uk
|NSW Apiarists Association
||The official organisation for all beekeepers in NSW, Australia.
|Slow Food Australia
||An international not-for-profit organisation to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions, people's dwindling interest in the food they
eat, where it comes from etc: slowfoodaustralia.com.au
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30 August 2007, Government Gardens, Rotorua - Oruawhata Malfroy Fence
The man featured on our label is the late Jean Michel Camille Malfroy (1839-97), a distinguished thermal engineer, gold miner, politician and inventor. Camille traveled from the Jura region in France to Australian & New Zealand during the 1800’s in search of gold, making Rotorua on the
North Island of New Zealand his home.
In 2007, Tim Malfroy was given the honour of unveiling a statue of Camille, created by sculptor George Andrews, as part of the Rotorua ‘Art in
Public Places’ project.
The statue is located in the Government Gardens on Lake Rotorua and is part of an art fence that encloses the now dormant geysers Malfroy is synonymous with.
The fence, designed by Jamie Pickernell, is a celebration of Malfroy's work and also commemorates the fissure the geysers stem from known as Oruawhata, which the Maori tribes used as a burial pit for their warriors.
Postcard of Moulin Malfroy ‘Malfroy Mill’ in the Chateau Chalon visitor centre, Jura Region France.
(The building still stands as a farmhouse on the Rue de Moulin near Brery, Jura department, France)
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