Your Hive

Our bee keeping services help increase local biodiversity and local food security

Host or purchase a healthy honeybee colony and hive and enjoy the benefits of:
 

  • Raw unheated honey straight from the hive

  • Contributing to the pollination of gardens within an 4 km radius of your hive

  • Maintaining a viable disease free pollinator population

  • Taking positive environmental action

  • Postive pollinator stewardship

  • Local food production
     

The Backyard Honey beekeepers make this process easy. They provide the necessary hive and apiary skills to safely install and maintain a honeybee hive in your own backyard. 
 

The Apiary Code of Practice standards for the general placement and management of hives in Victoria can be accessed here. Please contact the Backyard Honey beekeeper for more information and general apiary enquiry.

Importance of Bees

An important local pollinator

The importance of the honeybee in our environment is often overlooked. Bees pollinate 40% of the fruit and vegetable produce as well as the countless beautiful flower species found throughout Melbourne's suburbs.

In urban areas such as Melbourne it can be very hard for bees to find a suitable place to call home. The Backyard Honey beekeepers work with clients to find a suitable place to keep a healthy hive.

Everyone can support healthy bees by planting bee-friendly plants in and around our neighborhoods, gardens, patios and balconies.

 

Bee-friendly plants provide pollen (protein) and nectar (carbohydrate/ energy) for bees. Common bee-friendly plants include:

  •  Borage

  •  Citrus trees

  •  Daisies

  •  Echinacea  

  •  Flowering Gum

  •  Fruit trees and Berry bushes

  •  Grevillia 

  •  Hakea

  •  Happy Wanderer

  •  Lilacs and Lavender

  •  Rosemary

  •  Sedums

  •  Tea Tree Leptospermum

  •  Wattle

 

Provide water for local bees as they need lots of water especially on hot summer days.

 

Avoid the use of toxic herbicides and pesticides in your garden.

Bee Friendly Gardens

Bee friendly plants need pollen and nectar

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