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Going for Gold at the Beehive Olympics

blog, featured | 30 May 2024 |

While Paris will be hosting the Olympic Games this July, Beehive Industries held its own sporting event. 


Welcoming back the global Bistro for 2024!

blog, featured | 16 May 2024 |

This April, Beehivers and Beehive volunteers were treated to the first service of the Global Bistro for 2024.


Sprigging rosemary for Anzac Day with Legacy

blog, featured | 1 May 2024 |

Over the past two weeks, Beehive Industries has been busily buzzing to get over 50,000 sprigs of rosemary ready for Anzac Day commemorations across NSW.


Beehive featured on ABC Compass – The Friendship Recession

blog, featured | 17 Apr 2024 |

On Sunday 14 April, our Beehivers and supporters were delighted to see Beehive on TV.


Working together to uplift Women on IWD

blog, featured | 27 Mar 2024 |

For International Women’s day on 8 March 2024, Beehive provided 4 Voices with a healthy dose of sweetness for its service users.  Our chef whipped up a scrumptious batch of Beehive’s famous jam drops that were distributed at their IWD High Tea at Waterloo. 


Beehive Industries AGM 2024

blog, featured | 12 Mar 2024 |

On Wednesday 28 February, Beehive held its 52 nd Annual General Meeting.


Working together to provide food security in Sydney

blog, featured | 29 Feb 2024 |

Beehive also works with several other food aid organisations and ministries to try and help combat food insecurity across Sydney. 


Beehive Industries and Wayside Chapel Impact Day – new opportunities to work together

blog, featured | 13 Feb 2024 |

Beehive Industries was delighted to host an Impact Day with our neighbour and fellow charity, Wayside Chapel.


Wishing you all the best this Christmas and New Year

blog, featured | 19 Dec 2023 |

Last week we celebrated our end of year Christmas party with a bang!


Celebrating Indian food at our last Global Bistro of 2023

blog, featured | 13 Dec 2023 |

This week, we were treated to a Global bistro meal prepared by our Indian Beehivers, Mina and Pravina.


Beehive Blooms with a visit from SCEGGS!

blog, featured | 21 Nov 2023 |

Beehive Industries has restarted its long-standing friendship with neighbouring school, SCEGGS Darlinghurst.


Celebrating Grandparents’ day at Beehive!

blog, featured | 6 Nov 2023 |

We were delighted to host volunteers from Deloitte for their Impact Day initiative on 19 October, they helped us prepare a feast and help with activities for our Beehivers to celebrate Grandparents day.


Learning quick and healthy cooking with OzHarvest’s NEST program

blog, featured | 19 Oct 2023 |

Beehive Industries has teamed up with our long-term partner, OzHarvest to host the NEST program for 6 weeks.


Beehive Bistro – Featuring East Asian Cuisine

blog, featured | 4 Oct 2023 |

In our third Global Bistro event, we invited two of our east Asian Beehivers, Xiu Ling and Lee to contribute a recipe from their home countries.


A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers

blog, featured | 20 Sep 2023 |

Every couple of weeks, Beehive welcomes volunteers to participate in activities alongside our Beehivers.


Beehiver Spotlight – Ross Willis and his Famous Pumpkin Scones

blog, featured | 6 Sep 2023 |

Last week, Beehive was lucky to taste Ross Willis’ prize winning pumpkin scones for morning tea. 


A big welcome to Her Excellency at Beehive!

blog, featured | 23 Aug 2023 |

A big welcome to Her Excellency at Beehive!


Bee Tempted by Beehive’s new social enterprise partner!

blog, featured | 8 Aug 2023 |

Beehive Industries is pleased to introduce to you the wonderful honey of Bee Tempted.


Tasting Vietnam and the Philippines at the Global Bistro

blog, featured | 25 Jul 2023 |

Last week we had our second Global Bistro cookout of the year.  This month, Chef Linda Westacott worked with Florida from the Philippines and Thi from Vietnam to make morning tea and lunch.


Beehive Industries at The George Institute for Global Health

blog, featured | 12 Jul 2023 |

Two weeks ago, we were privileged to attend the launch of the George Gives platform at The George Institute for Global Health. 


The power of grants and donations for small NFPs

blog, featured | 27 Jun 2023 |

As the financial year draws to a close, we have been able to reflect on the impact that donations and grants have had on Beehive Industries.


Beehive goes gourmet for the OzHarvest CEO Cookoff

blog, featured | 14 Jun 2023 |

On Monday 18 May 2023, Beehive Industries was invited to the illustrious Double Bay restaurant; Margaret, for the annual OzHarvest CEO Cookoff. 


Beehiver awarded with 2023 Volunteer Week Change Makers Award

blog, featured | 31 May 2023 |

On Thursday 18 May 2023, Beehive Industries was kindly invited to the King’s Cross Police Station Volunteer Awards Ceremony.  This year’s Volunteer Week theme was ‘The Change Makers’.


Welcome to Beehive’s Global Bistro

blog, featured | 17 May 2023 |

On Tuesday 18 April 2023, Beehive piloted its new community cooking program; the Global Bistro. 


Introducing Beehive Industry’s new CEO

blog, featured | 4 May 2023 |

Beehive Industries would like to welcome Mark Thompson, who has been appointed as Beehive Industries’ new Chief Executive Officer.


Beehive Honours Anzac Day 2023

blog, featured | 26 Apr 2023 |

Each year, Beehive Industries works with Legacy NSW to prepare thousands of rosemary sprigs for Anzac Day. 


A big thanks to Orix for our donated bus!

blog, featured | 11 Apr 2023 |

Our generous partners at Orix have kindly donated a 12 seater shuttle-bus, complete with our joint Beehive branding. 


Staying Healthy at Beehive Industries

blog, featured | 29 Mar 2023 |

This past month, Beehive Industries has been hosting face to face health information sessions for our service users.


Farewell Brendan

blog, featured | 22 Mar 2023 |

The Board wishes to acknowledge the many contributions and achievements that Brendan Lonergan has made to the organization over the period 2014-2023.  Brendan has decided to step down from his role as CEO.  We wish Brendan all the very best for his future endeavours.


Normalising safety at Beehive

blog, featured | 28 Feb 2023 |

After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, surviving lockdowns, shutdowns, and QR codes, we are very pleased to see things returning to normal at Beehive. 


Beehive Industries AGM 2023

blog, featured | 9 Feb 2023 |

Beehive Industries held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 8 February 2023 at 11am. 


Celebrating the year of the Rabbit at Beehive!

blog, featured | 23 Jan 2023 |

As we settle into the year many of our service users are preparing for the Lunar New Year.  Festivities to celebrate the year of the Water Rabbit will begin on Sunday 22 January and for the following 15 days. 


New Year and new opportunities at Beehive

blog, featured | 10 Jan 2023 |

Beehive Industries would like to wish our readers a Happy New Year!


The festive season at Beehive

blog, featured | 12 Dec 2022 |

2022 has gone by in a flash and Beehive Industries is winding down for the end of the year. 


Beehive Industries featured on ABC Radio

blog, featured | 29 Nov 2022 |

Beehive Industries featured on ABC Radio for the NSW Gives Charity Appeal with OzHarvest


OzHarvest, the ABC, and Beehive team up for the NSW Gives Appeal

blog, featured | 28 Nov 2022 |

Last week, the ABC came to Beehive to film and interview Beehive Chef Linda Westacott and some of our service users about the Beehive’s commitment to food security. 


Spring has Sprung at Beehive

blog, featured | 15 Nov 2022 |

The warm weather has inspired our Beehivers to flex their green thumbs for Spring and Summer. 


We are delighted to announce that we have become the recipient of the 2022 CommBank Staff Foundation Community Grant.

blog, featured | 1 Nov 2022 |

We are delighted to announce that we have become the recipient of the 2022 CommBank Staff Foundation Community Grant.


Beehiver stories 2022 - Our international Beehivers

blog, featured | 18 Oct 2022 |

Our Beehivers are a very diverse group of people, coming from all corners of the world. 


Beehive, United Way and its strong corporate partnerships

blog, featured | 29 Sep 2022 |

The relationship between Beehive Industries and United Way has been growing from strength to strength this 2022.


Getting back on to work – and online

blog, featured | 1 Sep 2022 |

Since re-opening to our service users last November, our Beehivers have been enjoying their time back in our social centre and factory. 


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.


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.


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.


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 |

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.

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