HOST A HIVE OR OWN YOUR OWN HIVE
Become a Hive Host – Adopt a Beehive
WITHOUT BEES 30% OF OUR FOOD WOULD NOT GROW
It’s a long list of foods we would be without! You can act Locally.
LOCAL HONEY CAN HELP LOCAL PRODUCE FLOURISH
Everybody needs good Neighbours
SHARE IN THE HONEY
Get Your Honey for Nothing and Your Wax for Free
BECOME A BEEKEEPER
Learn about bee keeping and DIY
Host A Hive
- Our Hives on your land and a percentage of the produce for you, your family and friends.
- Essentially free Honey which does not get more local than your own backyard.
- Bees will travel up to 5 kilometres foraging for nectar so you don’t need a big garden. Suburban properties can be perfect for a small number of beehives.
Why Host a Hive
The Environmental Necessity for Bees
Healthy managed bee colonies free of disease and contaminants are not only good for plants and produce, they are essential to food pollination and a sign of a healthy ecosystem.
As coal miners had canaries to warn them of the presence of dangerous gases – the disappearance of bees is a warning to humans about our environment, the pesticides and pollution and the imbalance of nature.
- Flowers and veggie gardens
- We can do our bit by having professionally managed bee hives pollinating our vegetation, fruit and flowers.
- Why buy honey when we can grow our own whilst benefiting our local ecosystem – Your Ecosystem!
Australia imports a lot of the honey that we consume, 90% coming from China.
Globally there have been huge scandals and subsequent lawsuits against cartels whose crime is diluting Honey with synthetic fillers and syrups. See the first episode, “Lawyers, Guns & Honey
” of A documentary called “Rotten” on Netflix. You will be astounded.
There is no need to purchase or consume pretend honey or honey flavoured syrups.
Hosting a hive and having it managed by a professional beekeeper is a great way to do your bit.
Your garden will flourish and your share of the honey is more than what most families would consume in a year.
- Anecdotal evidence states that eating local produce reduces hay fever and certain allergies.
- Honey tastes good and has great variance in flavour and colour depending on what is flowering.
- Beeswax soaps, creams, balms and candles are fun to make.
- You will never buy honey again.
We Locate hives where possible in full sun and ideally face north or across your property at a fence or hedge line so bees come out and straight up – you’ll hardly know they are there but it is great to watch them come and go. You’ll see where the phrase busy as a bee comes from. Heathrow airport on steroids!
We’ll assess your site and have the hives registered with the local regulatory authorities.
Not all sites are suited but most properties can Host hives with the right positioning in a quiet, infrequently disturbed part of the yard. Book a site assessment here.
Remember that bees will forage 3-5km from their home so no need for massive gardens nearby. You should, however, think about planting flowers and fruit trees because your garden will flourish with bees in the hood!
Prefer DIY Beekeeping?
Take a look at our store to find everything you need to get started as a hobby beekeeper or to set up a commercial apiary. From hives to speciality equipment and complete kits.