Latest news and media releases


Beehive Reopening November 2021

blog, featured | 17 Nov 2021 |

After 4 and a half months of lockdown, Beehive Industries comes alive again with the return of our first group of service users! 


Are we ok? Social Isolation and how it affects our seniors and those with a disability

blog, featured | 1 Sep 2021 |

This year’s current lockdown in NSW is difficult for everybody.  The tighter restrictions have cut off our ties to our friends and families in a way that did not occur during the 2020 lockdown.


Caring for our vulnerable communities – A measure of a good society

blog | 22 Jul 2021 |

While necessary for the well-being of the residents of New South Wales, this current extended lockdown has meant an increase in social isolation among our vulnerable seniors and people with a disability. During the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020, our ‘Beehivers’ were unable to enter the premises for over 11 weeks. During that time, we noted a marked deterioration in their mental and physical wellbeing. Nevertheless, Beehive continued providing its service users with a regular food parcel drop-off scheme and worked with KPMG to set up a telephone service, where volunteers would call our Beehivers to make wellness checks and provide some much-needed social interaction.


Celebrating our 50th Anniversary

blog, featured | 26 Mar 2021 |

On Friday 26 March, Beehive Industries Celebrated its 50 th Birthday.  Special guests included City of Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully, our Board and some of our wonderful corporate customers and supporters.


Sprinter | Beehive Industries taps into print to help those in need

By Sprinter | Blog | 22 Oct 2020 |

Beehive Industries and its commercial print capabilities are featured in the Sprinter magazine.


New Cookbook to Reduce Social Isolation

By Beehive Industries | Blog, featured | 29 Sep 2020 |

Beehive Industries' new cookbook - Share a Meal, Share a Conversation - aims to reduce social isolation by encouraging the use of video call technology to cook a meal and enjoy a chat.


Network 10 | Share a Meal, Share a Conversation Cookbook Launch

By Network 10 | Blog, featured | 29 Sep 2020 |

Network 10 joined us as the Governor of NSW launched our new cookbook - Share a Meal, Share a Conversation.


NSW Government Agreement to Benefit Social Enterprises

By 10 News Sydney | Blog, featured | 12 Aug 2020 |

A new agreement will change the way the State Government spends taxpayer dollars with public agencies encouraged to give work to social enterprises.


Nine News Sydney | Charities Help Victorians in Lockdown

By 9 News Sydney | Blog, featured | 7 Aug 2020 |

Our CEO, Brendan Lonergan, discusses our work with United Way Australia, assembling and delivering educational packs and activity kids to those in need.


Combatting social isolation – lessons learnt from the Covid-19 experience

By Social Ventures Australia | Blog, featured | 1 May 2020 |

Most social services organisations are already aware of the challenges of social isolation, especially for the elderly and those with chronic health conditions or disabilities. Because of the need for people to self-isolate at home during the Covid-19 crisis, loneliness now has more attention than ever before.


Charities Urge Government for Support in Coronavirus Stimulus Package

By Oz Harvest | Blog | 10 Mar 2020 |

Charities that provide vital frontline services are calling on the government for support in the coronavirus relief and economic stimulus package.


Beehive Industries on overcoming budget cuts

By Business Australia, The Company You Keep | Blog | 10 Mar 2020 |

Brendan Lonergan, CEO of Beehive Industries, is passionate about tackling the growing problem of isolation, and believes the answer lies in social procurement.


Brendan Lonergan – UTS Alumni Award winner

By UTS Alumni | Blog | 6 Mar 2020 |

Brendan Lonergan (M Business 2006) is the CEO of  Beehive Industries  - a Not-For-Profit (NFP) social enterprise in Darlinghurst, Sydney, delivering high quality packaging, assembly, commercial printing and fulfilment solutions for clients while providing socially disadvantaged people a place to connect and achieve a sense of purpose.


Brendan Lonergan on Social Procurement

By Academy Global Podcasts | Blog | 30 Jan 2020 |

Genevieve Malcolm, CIPS Study Centre Manager (Australia) interviews Brendan Lonergan, CEO of Beehive Industries on social procurement


Award-winning social enterprise urges Australians to reach out and ‘Share a Plate’

By Third Sector | Blog | 17 Dec 2019 |

Award winning social enterprise Beehive Industries has delivered a Christmas message about everyone’s right to a meal and social engagement.


Good Human of the Week | Brendan Lonergan

By Studio 10 | Blog, featured | 23 Jul 2019 |

Our CEO, Brendan Lonergan, was interviewed on Studio 10, talking about social isolation issues facing seniors and people with disability.

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