Why is summer a great time to start?

Busy Bees

With lots of flowers blossoming in summer, it's high season for honey production.

Busy Bees

Sweet Rewards

Summer is often when beekeepers get to sample their first honey harvests of the year. 

Sweet Rewards

Splitting Time

Many beekeepers will split their hives in summer - making it a great time to source your first colony.

Splitting Time

Sunny Days

Warm weather and long days provide great conditions for beekeeping tasks like hive inspections and honey harvesting.

Sunny Days

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.

 

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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

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.

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