Why is spring the best time to start?

Abundance of Flowers

Spring offers abundant resources for bees, including blooming flowers full of nectar and pollen.

Abundance of Flowers

Nectar Flow

Spring's nectar flow fuels bee colonies, driving growth and honey production.

Nectar Flow

Colony Growth

Rapid colony expansion in spring is perfect for establishing a new hive.

Colony Growth

Favourable Weather

Mild weather in spring facilitates 
hive inspections and maintenance, optimizing beekeeping activities.

Favourable Weather

You are not the only one new to beekeeping

Download our free beginner guide

Ready to take the first step? Learn beekeeping terminology – from queen excluders, to drone bees and all the parts of a beehive – by downloading our simple PDF guide to beekeeping to start your journey today.



Meet the Beekeepers

From Alaska to California, take a walk in another beekeeper’s shoes and 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.

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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
(Australian state registration links)

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! 
It is important to understand some basic safety guidelines to ensure that your beekeeping experience is a safe and positive one.

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

All the features of the Flow Hive Classic