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:
Introduce a beehive to your garden and get ready to experience the pollination power of up to 40 million flowers a day!
Bees and other pollinators are essential for the health of our gardens and for growing your own home produce. We provide forage for the bees and your garden gains the benefits. It's a win-win.
The sweetest part? You'll enjoy delicious honey straight from the hive. Collect up to 21 kg when your super is full.
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.
Fast-track your learning easily and enjoyably with our online beginner beekeeping course – TheBeekeeper.org. Learn in your own time with high-quality videos to help you 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!
A vital step to becoming a beekeeper is finding a bee colony to call your own. There are several different ways to source a bee colony for your hive.
A popular option is purchasing a ‘nuc’ – a small colony that includes a laying queen, workers, drones, and 4 or 5 frames of brood and honey.
It's always best to buy from a reputable supplier and waitlists can fill up fast! Get in early to ensure you don't miss out.
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!