Spring is here – it's beekeeping season!

Spring heralds the start of beekeeping season – a time when passionate and curious “beeks” crack open their hives and enjoy their exclusive pass into a tiny fascinating world.

It’s hard to describe the feeling of witnessing a bee colony in action – but anyone who’s discovered this spellbinding cosmos knows exactly what we are talking about!

Spring is here – it's beekeeping season!

Bee Prepared

If you need new beekeeping equipment for colony splits, your safety gear needs an upgrade or you want to get your name down for a new package of bees, it’s good practice to get in early.

Limited Offer – Spring Special

For those wanting to get started this spring, we've created limited edition Flow Hive 2 Bundle, with everything you're going to need – plus a saving of $123!

Spring is here – it's beekeeping season!

Don’t miss your chance to experience the ease of harvesting with the Flow Hive 2 this season.

Spring is here


So what's the hurry?
Here are some of our top
tips for spring preparation:

Newbees

If you're new to beekeeping, learning everything about looking after your bees is a fascinating and rewarding journey. We have a swarm of resources available to support you, from beginner beekeeping videos to FAQs or support from our friendly team – we’re here to help!

Click here for some great information on getting started.

 Tips on getting set up for spring

  • Get familiar with your hive and work out its best location. You can even start your pollinator garden (your bees will thank you for it).

  • Get your brood box set up and painted/oiled well before it becomes home to a bee colony, bees don’t like to wait when they’re ready for a new home.

  • Nucs or bee packages need to be ordered from a reputable supplier well in advance – waiting lists can quickly fill up so it’s important to be ready when your supplier is.

  • Join a Beekeeping Club – it’s a great way to connect with experienced local beekeepers who can help support your beekeeping journey (they may even be able to help you source bees!).

  • Make sure you have a bee suit and smoker so you can get started safely with confidence.

  • Learn as much as you can – bees are fascinating... But be warned – beekeeping is addictive!
Spring is here – it's beekeeping season!

Experienced Beeks

If you already have a colony it may soon be expanding. It’s a great idea to start planning how you will accommodate your apiary's new edition before your colony decides to reproduce.

Spring is a beekeeper's call to action in the apiary

  • Bees don’t hang around when they’re ready to expand their colony. Be prepared to perform a brood split – responsible beekeepers will take steps to prevent swarms to reduce the possibility of creating feral colonies.

  • Have an extra brood box on hand that you can use for splits or swarm catches – sometimes bees can be a little unpredictable!

  • If you want to expand your apiary, you may be lucky enough to start a new colony by catching a spring swarm. It’s not unusual for a keen beekeeper to travel with a bee suit and spare brood box in the trunk of their car during swarm season, just in case!

  • Bees can build out quickly in spring – be set up in time to catch the honey flow.

Spring is here – it's beekeeping season!

Do you want to expand your apiary with a Flow Hive 2?

For those wanting to expand their apiary and refresh their beekeeping equipment this spring, we've created limited edition Flow Hive 2 Bundle, with everything you're going to need – plus a saving of $123!

Spring is here – it's beekeeping season!

Ready for a second hive? Then prepare early for a hive split or spring swarm.

It’s not just doubling the honey (though this is a nice bonus). Every hive has its own temperament – by expanding your apiary you can compare colony strength, productivity, health and support ailing hives with queen cell transfers or brood if needed. If you want a second colony this season, now’s the perfect time to order your new hive.

Wondering how to catch a swarm or split your hive? Watch these great videos below.

Want to share your growing colony with family or friends?

There's no better way to support a friend or relative in experiencing the joy of beekeeping, than our Refer-a-Friend program.

By signing up and referring a friend, you will be able to offer them US$50 off their first hive purchase and you will receive a US$50 gift voucher!

It’s a win-win – you can share your love of bees whilst also earning a sweet reward!

Spring is here – it's beekeeping season!