SOLD OUT – LIST NOW CLOSED FOR 2019/2020. PLEASE DONT CONTACT US UNTIL WINTER 2020 FOR FOLLOWING SPRING
Each year from late Spring onwards we provide NUCLEUS BEES for installation into your own hive (consisting of 4-5 frames, queen, bees, brood and honey)….and within a short timeframe you can begin producing your own raw local honey!
If you would like to be on the list for late spring 2019, please only contact us via email form, as we are often tied up with bees and kids and cant always answer the phone. We ask you to provide a refundable deposit to secure your hive.
We’ve provided new bees hives to over 100 beekeepers, many of which are flow hives, over recent years, including Melbourne metro and across Victoria – and have a solid range of tips and practical insights to offer to newbee flowhive owners to ensure not only the survival of bees but an abundance of honey.
Demand for bees in Melbourne is nudging extreme, and its best to bee on the waiting list before spring . Given demand we only offer one hive per person/family. Sale of bees is subject to availability and seasonal conditions.
Picked up my bees from Frankie yesterday for my new hive. The bees are in perfect condition, they’re extremely settled and friendly already and to top it all off, Frankie didn’t hesitate to share his knowledge and experiences which was extremely welcomed! Thanks again!! Allan McKellar
A friend and I did a Beekeeping course with Heidi Honey Hurstbridge and it was one of the best things I have ever done. Frankie taught us so much, and I know feel very confident about keeping and caring for bees and can’t wait to get my own hive and local raw honey. If you are looking for a hands on bee course that will really educate you on how to keep bees then Frankie and Heidi Honey Hurstbridge is the place to do it. Thanks Frankie. Katie Getson
My husband and I had a fun time learning all about bees from Frankie. Frankie was thorough about protection and very willing to share his knowledge and experience. We like the way he conducts the training as we get to open and inspect the hives. We now feel confident to start beekeeping and would highly recommend Frankie’s training to anyone. Pollyn Lee
Our first hive inspection, and the first time we met Frankie was an exhilarating experience. My pregnant wife was a little less keen on the bees as a whole, but Frank’s willingness to explain and show us the proper ways to do things meant we had a lot of confidence before we even opened the hive. We got great instruction on the bigger picture- the sun, wind, fauna and the lay of the land, and what this means for our bees. We extracted some honey and split the hive, and both Lizzie and I are eager to get in there again. Frank is a great teacher who talks you through the hive top to bottom, shows you neat tricks along the way, is strict with the basics, and has a laugh along the way which is why we learnt so much. When my friends get jealous of my hives and I start sending them to someone who knows more than me, It will be Frankie. Donald Stewart, Thomastown