About

Gather By, an Australian food security initiative delivering cutting edge health and environmental projects committed to regenerating the environment.  We contribute to community and pollinator restoration, promote the benefits of plant-based medicine and connect other primary advocates and businesses in sustainability with conscious consumers across the world.

With regional community support, Gather By has developed a high income, low maintenance regenerative farming model producing pure, potent and raw premium Manuka honey to meet enormous global demand through its worldwide Medicinal Honey Channel. 

Years of research and 10’s thousands kilometres went into locating which parent plants of the 87 varieties of the Australian Leptospermum would contribute maximum potency in the honey harvested. The nectar is tested for dihydroxyacetone (DHA) content selecting 15 of the hyper-DHA plants for propagation.  During the honeybee process DHA is converted to Methlyglyoxal (MGO) which is an indicator of Manuka potency. Our selected Leptospermum bushes are cloned for bioregion diversity maximising potency, growth and extended nectar flow.

To learn the story how Gather By got started click here.

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Our team

, Founder and CEO
Why did you begin Gather By?
To develop solutions, projects, jobs and ways for us all to connect and be a part of regenerating our earth, taking responsibility for our food security and climate change.
, Founder and Director
Why did you begin Gather By?
I created the initial vision with Matt and Jules at a summer honey tasting lunch under my mulberry tree. Its a buzz working with a great team to bring vision through to fruition.
, Director
Why did you join Gather By?
Gather By is an avenue to help us all know where food comes from and how we can all take steps to protect it for the future.
, Scientist
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
Gather By's medicinal honey project is an ethical, sustainable and lucrative agribusiness, with regenerative environmental and human health outcomes: I'm in!
, Field Manager
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
Gather By fits me well as I love to solve problems and create change while aiming for a sustainable future.
, Educator
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
To teach beekeepers of the future the importance of pollinators and sustainable beekeeping principles.
, Admin
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
To ensure there is a world for my future grandchildren with sustainable products and bees
, Horticulture
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
I'm really excited about being involved in a project with such benefit for human and animal health and welfare.
, Horticulture
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
I'm really excited about being involved in a project with such benefit for human and animal health and welfare.
, Researcher
Why did you get involved in Gather By?
To build connections with business and industry to identify and to sustainably bring to market a uniquely, innovative Australian medicinal honey for health, wellness and vitality.
, Researcher
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
Gather By's medicinal honey project is an ethical, sustainable and lucrative agribusiness, with regenerative environmental and human health outcomes: I'm in!
, Researcher
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
To pioneer new research in the medicinal properties of honey.
, Project Manager
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
I felt an immediate alignment with the vision, goals and values that Gather By bring to life. Inspired from the very first meeting to learn more about them and to further explore the synergy between us all that led
, Elements
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
I am inspired to create regenerative spaces for all life to thrive.
, Permaculture Designer
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
I have joined Gather By to participate in medicinal honey production, food security and education.
, Project Yarta
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
I am connected directly with the oldest living culture in the world and both myself and Gatherby's paths crossed and I feel it has supported my life purpose.
, Educator - Project Bee School
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
I want to inspire the new generations to use bees and Gather By values: sustainability, nature, sharing and science.
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
I want to see more sustainable livelihoods for rural and regional Australia.
, Developer
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
I wanted to expand my skills in web design and development and I was referred to Gather By through a friend.
, Designer
Why did you get involved with Gather By?
I was instantly attracted to a product of natural roots being able to assist in health maintenance and curing infection. I love all that GatherBy stands for, community, environment, connection and good health.

Our current projects

Yarta kitchen: a social enterprise project with Corey Grech

The Yarta Outdoor Kitchen, 3 hours north of Sydney at Boolambayte is just one of our amazing projects that you can get involved in. An outdoor learning space which also has the capacity to host community events and gatherings.

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Yarta Boolambayte: a food security showcase

Yarta Boolambayte grows food and produces a unique, high-value bioactive Manuka honey that can be used for medicinal purposes. The team is aiming to create opportunities and partnerships to grow earth care principles.

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The Bee School: teaching the youngens

The Bee School is a teaching project that aims to educate students about bee biology and society, their importance to our environment and food production as well as promote beekeeping and sustainability values.

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