HARVEST - 100% raw, unheated antibacterial honey, sourced from Melbourne and greater Victorian regions. 

DELIVER - Apiary and education services 

SERVING - Households, educators, communities, providers and restaurants. 

Bee Local. Bee Pure. Bee Me.

It started in the family’s backyard….


When Melbourne’s Backyard Honey beekeepers, Peter and Jane Dyer, realised that while many people dreamed of having beehives and harvesting their own pure raw unheated honey, they often did not have the time or apiary experience required.

Inspired by this, Peter and Jane pursued their beekeeping passion and developed an innovative urban apiary service, Backyard Honey, to provide city dwellers with the skills and equipment necessary to host honey-bee hives and harvest 100% pure raw local honey from their own backyards.

Today, Backyard Honey continues to grow and assist Melbourne’s communities to maintain viable and healthy populations of urban honey-bees to effectively increase local food production.

Backyard Honey’s beekeepers love what they do - and hope that you do too!

- Peter and Jane Dyer

Backyard Honey acknowledges the traditional owners of the land, including the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation in the northern part of the City of Boroondara, as the traditional custodians of the land where the Backyard Honey apiary is based.

Our Honey

Backyard Honey’s pure, 100% all-natural, raw Australian honeys are a cut above the rest. Our bio dynamic beekeeping ensures premium quality honey and optimum bee health.

Our beehives remain in situ at ground level in aspects better protected from scorching summer heat and cold winds. Each honey-bee colony is allowed to hibernate, rest and rejuvenate over-winter in a natural seasonal rhythm.


Find your local Backyard Honey supplier to pick up our delicious honey today.

Your Hive

Backyard Honey’s beekeeping services help clients keep productive honey-bee hives and harvest pure raw honeys. Our services enable clients to increase the numbers of local healthy bees, a healthier eco-system and improved food security.

Bee Management and Services

 Backyard Honey beekeepers provide swarm removal and hive management services, site assessments, hive relocation, apiary and garden consultation; apiary equipment, honey extraction and packing services. Backyard Honey beekeepers provide an effective and efficient solution for hive beetles. We use Freezing and Sealing techniques to eradicate hive beetles to maintain beehive health. 



Education and Events

Backyard Honey’s beekeepers’ teaching, community health and science backgrounds contribute to interactive, engaging and informative bee-advocacy sessions. We work with kindergartens, schools, Universities, community groups, businesses, National Trust (Vic) and City Councils.


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