Your Hive

Help your community towards a sustainable future.

Host a healthy honey bee-hive, harvest pure raw unheated honey and directly contribute to environmental well-being and the sustainability of your local community.

- Receive the first 10kg of Honey (36 Jars) per year

- Ensure the pollination of gardens within an 8km               radius

- Enjoy watching the bees coming and going from the       hive as they work

- Have the satisfaction of maintaining a viable and             disease-free bee population

- Taking positive environmental action within your             community

The Backyard Honey beekeepers make this process easy by providing the necessary hive and apiary skills to install a self-sustaining hive in your own backyard.

Contact us for more information or any general queries.

Importance of Bees

The underappreciated contributor.

The importance of the honeybee in our environment is often overlooked. Bees pollinate 40% of the fruit and vegetable produce eaten today 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 to support and increase healthy productive bee populations.

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

 

Some great bee-friendly flowering plants to provide food, pollen and nectar, for Melbourne’s bees include:

 - Cut-leaf daisy

 - Lilacs and Lavender

 - Flowering Gum

 - Fruit trees and Berry bushes

 - Grevillia 

 - Hakea

 - Happy Wanderer

 - Herbs

 - Tea Tree Leptospermum

 - Wattle

 

Ask your local garden nursery for advice about selecting bee-friendly plants with lots of pollen and nectars to provide nutritious food for honeybees

Provide water for your local bees.

 

They need lots of water on hot summer days.

Avoid the use of toxic herbicides and pesticides in your garden

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