Bees

At Greenwood Farm, we take our bees seriously, and it shows. Our hives and bees are our main priority.  

We put care, detail and attention into each and every hive, and its all very Zen.

Our passion is bees!  

We light up when we start talking about them. 

We're all about the bees, not commercial enterprise, and you can tell! 

Our bees are bred to be super gentle and our practices are very relaxed. Perfect for Beginners!

 

We take time to approach each hive with love in our hearts and treat them like the hard, earnest workers and Queen's they are.

Our biosecurity is paramount and our methods are 100% natural.  No chemicals, nasties, and our honey is void of any heat treatment or additives of any kind.  Its bottled in glass, the same day its gently extracted off the frame and the frames replaced back in the hives to give the girls a head start...how very Zen! 

We are registered with Australian authorites and regularly lecture around the Gold Coast and Brisbane to both beginners and advanced beekeepers.

We just love teaching Beekeeping. Our 4 different classes are held regularly over the warmer months so you can learn the ins and outs of keeping your very own bees for pollination of your crops, flower garden, a want to give back to the environment, or you can get back to basics and harvest your very own delicious honey.

Everything is supplied: Safety Gear, Tools, Handouts, Guidebook, Equipment... there's even a delicious morning tea!

Our philosophy of living simply, self sufficiently and in harmony with nature drives us to give our participants a hands on and fun experience.

Our Hive Costs

Ever wanted to own your own beehive?  We make it easy!

Nucleus Hives $260 - ex GST

This includes:

Corflute Nucleus Hive, Bees, 5 frames, Mated Queen, Assistance in Placement, Set Up, & Basic Training - we do insist on you doing a Bee Basics class prior to purchase

Full Depth Hives $680 - ex GST

This includes:

Full Depth Wood Hive, Bees, 10 frames, Mated Queen, Assistance in Placement, Set Up, & Basic Training - we do insist on you doing a Bee Basics Class prior to purchase

So you want to become a beekeeper, but not sure where to start?

Are you time poor, or just dont know how to set up? Greenwood Farm to the rescue!  

We sell nucleus hives just after winter and summer for both new and experienced beekeepers.  

Prior to buying one of our hives, we insist on you doing a Greenwood Farm Bee Basics course, so you can manage your brand new hive with confidence when you get it home.

  

These are held on the first Saturday of each month from September through to April.

During those classes we also provide a list of necessary equipment and contacts moving forward and you receive an industry recognized guidebook so you can keep learning at home.  

Other Greenwood Farm courses include: 

Hive Management

Pests and Diseases

We support you throughout the whole bee journey! 

sorry, we cannot cater for children under 16 or those with mobility issues
Our Next Bee Basics Class
Our next Bee Basics Class will be held on Saturday 7th December
Head to the shop now to purchase your ticket.... but be quick, theres only 6 participants per class!
Everything is supplied from the safety gear, clothing and tools right through to a delicious, farm made morning tea
You receive both practical and hands on experience that will prepare you for your brand new hive.  

Call 0413101582 for more info or to order your hives now!