What happens next?

Building a new home for your bees is an exciting part of your beekeeping journey. It’s best to take your time and ensure that you get your assembly right. Check out our assembly videos here.

It’s important to treat the timber on your hive to give it the best weather protection possible for your climate, especially the roof – it’s the first line of defence against the weather. Read more

The good news is, you can keep a beehive almost anywhere! Especially a Flow Hive, as there is no need for additional processing equipment or for lugging heavy frames full of honey for harvesting. From rooftops to balconies to backyards, it’s now possible to harvest honey directly from your hive.

Here are some tips to make sure your location of choice is good for you and for your bees.

When selecting your garden blooms, make sure to include some local native plants in a variety of different colours.

Bees, like humans, enjoy diversity. Include flowers of different sizes and shapes and plant in clumps to make foraging a breeze.

Find plants that bloom at different times of the year. Support a range of different pollinators throughout the different seasons. Trees and shrubs produce much higher quantities of pollen and nectar, however, smaller plants produce forage more regularly – it’s great to have a selection of both.

Don't forget to put away the sprays!

An important part of getting your new hive up and running is ensuring that it’s registered. This step is a crucial part of becoming a beekeeper and helps protect our biosecurity.

Part of beekeeping is ensuring you’re informed about things that may impact not only your bees but the wider beekeeping community, such as biosecurity. The good news is there are a number of simple steps you can take to support the health of your bees when you’re getting started. 

From staying abreast of any industry news, to registering your hive, to knowing what to look for in terms of pests and diseases, understanding these practices now will set you up for success moving forward! 

To keep you updated on the current biosecurity landscape and how this may impact your beekeeping practices, we’ve collated all the essential info in one handy spot.

New South Wales newbees 📢

There is important information to be aware of due to the varroa mite incursion. We recommend watching for DPI updates before getting started.