It’s hard to think of a more rewarding hobby than beekeeping. Bees are fascinating little creatures. They play such a key role in our food supply and they provide an abundance of delicious honey.
There's a few things you should do before you start beekeeping.
Keeping bees, like any other animal husbandry, requires certain skills and knowledge to ensure their health and wellbeing.
1. Register as a beekeeper and check your local regulations
It's really important you register with your primary industries authority and find out from your council what the rules are in your area regarding beekeeping. These rules exist for a reason, and it's really important you know what they are and that you follow them.
In Australia, all beekeepers are required to register with their state primary industry authority.
2. Learn as much as you can
There's a wealth of knowledge out there about beekeeping, but nothing is better than talking to other beekeepers.
Join your local beekeeping group, check out our Flow community forum and learn as much you can about how to care for your bees in your area.
3. Get the right gear
All beekeepers get stung at some point. But you can minimise the stings by having the right equipment.
A beekeeper suit is essential, especially for beginners.
Bees have been around for millions of years and humans have always had a taste for honey. This is an introductory flyer for your new Flow Hive. If you’re new to the hobby, you’ll find, as many do, that it quickly becomes addictive. We hope you enjoy the fruitful art of beekeeping as much as we do.