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  • Hear the latest goss and bee updates. Buzz back to catch updates regularly.
  • Learn how you too can become a Bee Keeper...
  • We offer courses throughout Melbourne to get you up and running. Open a Hive and learn how to make frames and supers plus more...
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Welcome

Bec's Bee Hive is the place for you to find out all the latest news & goss about the bee keeping industry, what the season is bringing; how you can help the honey bees; beekeeping workshops; mentoring; gear and supplies for every Backyard Beekeeper. Bec is a Hobby Beekeeper who just loves her bees so her gear & programs are designed for the hobbyist by a hobbyist.  Begin your journey with Bec and you too will be captivated by these amazing little creatures. 

Remember that if the gate is closed then so am I.  Dates of closures will be noted on this site prior. Hive Shop is only Open on Fridays 10am to 2.30pm.  Note Easter Closures below.  Thanks

Thanks for buzzing by - we hope you enjoy our Hive.    Like me - I'm now on FB 

Easter Trading Hours - please note I am closing for two consecutitive Fridays. 

Closed for Easter

Hive store Closed Good Friday 25th March

Closed Friday 1st April 2016

Shop Re-Opens 10am
Friday 8th April 2016
Normal Friday trading resumes
Online Orders will be process as usual 

Build you own Hive - Kit form

I have packaged together hive kits from a single brood hive to a compelte double brood hive with two ideal honey supers.  All together in one transaction to save joining the dots with the gear.  

Kits come flat packed and need to be assemble and painted by you.  If you dont have the hardware to go with it then you can grab these too and add them to your order.  

Postage will not automatically calculate on my hive store so send me an email with your postcode and items for a quote.  

Whether you are new to beekeeping or just need to update some things - you have come to the right place.    

Order your Bee Hive in Spring Now

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Bee Hives are now sold out for the season.  

You must have completed Bec's Introduction Workshop to qualify for this offer - having bees hold responsibilities and understanding hive management requirements is mandatory to keeping your bees happy and healthy. It is a face to face workshop and will give you a hands on approach in hive management techniques that books cannot offer.  We are not comfortable having bees go to anyone without the proper training in keeping they healthy with good hive management techniques.   Thank you.

Our latest Arrivals in Stock Now!

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Check our our latest arrivals in my Hive Shop - Honey Press Lots of new extracting items have arrived along with other helpful accessories.

The Small Hive Beetle has migrated south and we are finding a lot more issues around the Yarra Ranges.  I now have the Beetle Blaster in stock - the cheapest yet still effective small hive beetle trap on the market. Orders are shipped within 5 business days of cleared funds. I'm speedy so you are not kept waiting.

Devastation of Small Hive Beetle

In only 1 week hives have been damaged by Small Hive Beetle.  It's alarming how quickly they can impact a once healthy hive.  SHB thrives in humid conditions which we are also experiencing in SE Australia.  Be Prepared and catch them early with the Beetle Blaster SHB Trap - available in my Hive Shop.  Stay tuned with more informaiton on this topic in the coming weeks.

Workshops & Beekeeping Courses

Workshops are designed to give you the understanding of rules and responsibilities, seasonal management and so much more.

Next course

Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop  - Next workshop April 2016 at Selby  Please just book online here

Learn how to become a Hobby Bee Keeper and I can help you begin your journey.  This Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop is designed for people thinking about keeping bees and want to learn more.  It is the first step to venturing into the alluring hobby of beekeeping.   You will learn the legalities, hive management techniques and pests & disease information- getting your ready to take possession of your first hive.

Feel welcome to contact Bec to reserve you place as they book out very quickly.  

Read some testimonials from my gorgeous Bee Community here.

Mentoring sessions are offered to students who has completed the Introduction Workshop with Bec.  If you have been a past participant in Becs Workshops and want some hands on experience and open her hives under supervision for the first time contact Bec with your expression of interest.

Honey Harvesting This workshop is now scheduled for Monday 22nd February 2016 at 7pm - Emerald Please just book online here

Pack Down Field Day a good fun few hours with hand on learning how to pack down your hive for winter.  Please note that this is only offered to students who have previously completed the Introduction Workshop with Bec.  BYO suit, etc - dates will be emailed to our group in due course.  Only one day is offered for this.


The Hive Shop

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Are you looking for Beekeeping equipment? You can order at The Hive Shop now - Delivery Australia Wide or pick up by arrangement in Kallista Victoria.

We have Personal Beginner Kits available for a discounted price $235.00 plus P&H.   
The kit includes:

  • Beekeeping Suit
  • Bee Gloves
  • Bee Smoker
  • Hive Tool - J Hook
  • Bee Brush - Nylon

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and yes, I can deliver Australia Wide or pick up in Kallista (Dandenong Ranges) Victoria. 

Great News!  I now have access to cheaper freight so if you cannot get a postage quote automatically via my online hive store due to the weight factor then email Bec with your order requirements and postcode for a freight quote. Mainly for bulky and heavy items (wood).  Happy to pass these savings back to my Bee Community! 

 


Does your smoker conform to the CFA guidelines?  

It is important to check that your smoker's bellow has two holes.  If it only has one hole it can pose a fire threat of back draft and therefore it doesn't conform.  Becs BeeHive Smokers all have 2 holes in the bellow - check the back first before your buy.