Introduce a beehive to your garden and experience the pollination power of up to 5 million flowers a day!
Bees and other pollinators are a vital ingredient to ensure your plants bear fruit. They get busy, and (before too long) your abundant vege garden is the talk of the street.
What’s more, honey bees produce lots of delicious honey (up to 26 kg per Flow Hive, in fact!)
Step 2: Learn as much as you can
⭐ Feel confident looking after your bees ⭐ Access high-quality resources ⭐ Learn in your own time
One of the most important parts of becoming a beekeeper is learning as much as you can.
We’ve got you covered, with a swarm of resources available to help you every step of the way, including a weekly Q&A with the inventor, along with email, chat, and phone access to our support team.
To fast-track your learning easily and enjoyably, we also created an online beginner beekeeping course – TheBeekeeper.org. Learn in your own time with high-quality videos so you can feel confident looking after your bees.
Taste the difference
Honey tells the story of its local landscape like nothing else – from its colour to its flavour, it allows us to experience our environment in a brand-new way.
What’s more, our revolutionary Flow technology lets you harvest in small batches directly to your jar, without the blending of conventional harvesting. The result? Each jar has its own unique taste profile, depending on which flowers the bees have foraged from. You’ll be amazed at the rich variety of colours, flavours and aromas a single hive can produce!
There’s 1 more vital step to becoming a beekeeper. Adding your bees!
There are several different ways to source a colony for your hive.
A popular option is to purchase a ‘nuc’ – a small colony which includes a laying queen, workers, drones and 4 or 5 frames of brood and honey.
Helping you get started
Our customers answer your most common questions.
We’re here to support you in your beekeeping journey!
You can connect with our team via phone, email, live chat or through our social platforms.
Cedar even answers your questions livestreamed from the apiary every Tuesday!
Starting with a Flow Hive
Flow Hives are a fantastic hive for beginners. They’re easy to use and make harvesting honey so much easier for the beekeeper and so much gentler on the bees.
Starting as a beginner
It’s easy to get started but important to learn as much as you can. Check out our online resources or connect with a local mentor to kick start your learning.
Can anyone keep bees?
Yes! People keep bees all over the world, even in urban areas. Anywhere that bees can naturally survive, you can become a beekeeper.
How much work?
Keeping bees is an absolute joy, so maybe work is the wrong word 😉 The amount of time required is minimal, but will vary a little depending on the season.
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.
An important part of getting your new hive up and running is ensuring that it’s registered*. This step is acrucial part of becoming abeekeeper 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!
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.
7-Frame Flow Hive
• Recommended for beekeeping in cold climates
• More room in the brood box which can lead to a larger bee colony
• An extra Flow Frame in the super for higher potential honey yield
• 10-frame Langstroth sizing
• Harvest 21kg (46 lb) when your Flow Super is full
6-Frame Flow Hive
• Our most popular Flow Hive size around the world
• A slightly lighter option for easier lifting
• 8-frame Langstroth sizing
• Harvest 18kg (40 lb) when your Flow Super is full
Adjustable Hive Stand
Control the height and level of your hive perfectly, even on uneven ground, ensuring the ultimate slope for honey harvesting.
Keep your hive level to aid in straight foundationless brood comb formation
Keep your hive dry and off the ground, preventing ground dwelling pests from gaining easy access.
Free Hive Stand – Limited time only
Simply add the coupon FREEHIVESTAND2+ at checkout to save $100!
Offer available until midnight September 17th or until sold out. T&Cs apply.
Adjustable Hive Stand Benefits
✭ Control the height and level of your hive perfectly, even on uneven ground, ensuring the ultimate slope for honey harvesting.
✭ Keep your hive level to aid in straight foundationless brood comb formation.
✭ Keep your hive dry and off the ground, preventing ground dwelling pests from gaining easy access.
✭ A rasied hive allows the bees to precicly maintain the hive airflow - resulting in an overall healthier colony.
Choose the size and model that matches your Flow Hive
8 Frame Brood Boxes are compatible with 6 Frame Flow Hives.
10 Frame Brood Boxes are compatible with 7 Frame Flow Hives.
If you need assistance in understanding which model Flow Hive you have, please contact support.
Bee suits are designed to be worn slightly baggy over your normal clothing, so it’s best to choose a slightly larger size than you would normally wear.
Be sure to give yourself plenty of room to move around with additional length for movement – ankles and wrists need to remain covered when you’re crouching, bending or stretching.
You do not want the suit to be tight fitting – it’s this loose fitting material that offers sting prevention.
If in doubt or between sizes, go up to the next size: