Complete Beekeeping Hive Starter Kit

Complete Beekeeping Hive Starter Kit


The Complete Beekeeping Starter Kit is the ultimate package for anyone looking to start their journey into the world of bees. This comprehensive kit includes everything you need to get started, from bees, to equipment and training, and to effectively manage your bees and ensure that your hive is healthy and thriving.

We supply your bees in a transportable Hive Doctor corflute box and provide you with a 2 box complete hive, with an intensive, 2-hour beekeeper basics training session, (at our apiary in Coutts Crossing) where you’ll learn everything you need to know to start your beekeeping journey. Our training is led by Scott, our master beekeeper with over 40 years experience and a passion for sharing his knowledge and supporting others to get started in beekeeping. During the training, you’ll learn about the life cycle of bees, how to handle and care for your bees, and how to maintain and harvest honey. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the bees, and experience the thrill of working with them.

And, for your peace of mind, our Complete Beekeeping Starter Kit is sourced from our own AFB disease-free apiary, and we use no chemicals or antibiotics in our beekeeping practices.

We understand that starting a new hobby can be daunting, that’s why we provide lifetime after sales phone support to assist with your beekeeping journey. We will be available to answer any questions you may have, and provide guidance and support as you learn the ins and outs of beekeeping.

Keeping bees is a rewarding hobby that can bring a lot of joy and benefits. One of the main joys of beekeeping is the satisfaction of watching your bees thrive and produce honey. Additionally, beekeeping can provide a sense of connection to nature and the environment, as bees play a crucial role in pollination and the ecosystem. It also allows you to learn about the fascinating biology and behaviour of bees, as well as the art and science of beekeeping. In terms of benefits, beekeeping can provide a source of fresh, local honey and other bee products such as beeswax and propolis. It can also help to improve the health of your garden and local ecosystem by increasing the number of pollinators. Overall, beekeeping can be a fun, educational, and rewarding hobby for people of all ages.

The kit includes:

  • Hive Doctor corflute nucleus box with 5 full depth langstroth frames and a newly-mated queen
  • 2 supers: flatpack, raw NZ pine boxes (require assembly, treatment, and painting before installing bees)
  • 13 additional frames (5 frames in nucleus box = 18 frames total)
  • Hive base: timber or Hive Doctor plastic bottom board with trays
  • Hive lid: timber with metal cover or Hive Doctor Therma-Lid
  • Queen excluder
  • Emlock strap
  • Beekeeping veil smock
  • A pair of long gloves
  • Smoker
  • Bee brush
  • Hive tool
  • 2hr private, beekeeper basics training

The nucleus hives typically contain:

  • 5 frames of eggs, capped and uncapped brood in all stages
  • A mated, healthy and robust queen
  • 5000 – 8000 odd bees

Take the first step towards becoming a beekeeper today with The Complete Starter Kit for beekeeping!

To provide the least interruption and stress to the bees, we only offer collection after dark.

Postage not available: pickup only from Coutts Crossing NSW.

If you would prefer to pay 50% deposit, with the balance payable upon collection, please send us your email address, phone number and what you’d like to order and we will send you an invoice.

Registering as a beekeeper is compulsory in NSW and we require your hive registration number prior to collection. Apply online here.

We have loads of great info to get your started here.

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