What it's like as a beekeeper

Learn what it's like to be a beekeeper!
Our customers have opened their homes and generously shared their stories for our Meet the Beekeeper series.
See how beekeeping has shaped their lives.

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.

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.

*Check if your state or local county laws require registration

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.

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! 

Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.

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 are certain restrictions around the movement of
bees due to the varroa mite incursion. We recommend watching for DPI updates
before getting started.

Join us at the Flow apiary livestream every Wednesday 10am AEST on Facebook or YouTube. You'll learn direct from the inventor on how to use a Flow Hive, and have the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered live.

Furthermore, after your purchase, we’ll email you an invite to our specially curated online beekeeping course with TheBeekeeper.org.

The course is designed to fast-track your learning easily and enjoyably.

Learn in your own time with high-quality videos explaining what you need to know in order to feel confident looking after your bees.