Prepare for beekeeping season

Winter is the perfect time to start planning for the new season

Winter in Australia looks really different from region to region depending on your local climate. From warm sunny days with plenty of forage in the northern states, to cold even snowy conditions down south.

It’s a great time to start planning for next season, whether by setting up and preparing your new hive, planning or planting your pollinator garden, or learning as much as you can before your bees arrive.

Discover the fascinating world of bees in three steps:

Over 100,000 Flow Hives sold

From the hot Queensland summers to the cold Tasmanian winters the Flow Hive works across all states and territories of Australia. Learn about the Flow Hive from our customers below.

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. is the perfect launchpad to help you start your beekeeping adventure with confidence.