—— 45 Years ——
Bindaree Bee Supplies is one of the oldest beekeeping supply businesses in Australia. Having started in 1979, this year marks its 45th anniversary! Current owners, Michael and Maryanne, acquired the business in 2004, and so this is their 15th anniversary.
Bindaree has all the bits and pieces needed by apiarists, from educational courses to hives and bees. They source only the best quality equipment, including Australian-made boxes, frames, foundation, and protective clothing. Bindaree is entirely plastic free, the material used for hives and frames is sourced from sustainable plantation-grown timber.
Check out the complete hive packages for Langstroth, Warre, and Top Bar Hives.
They specialise in extractors and honey processing equipment for the small to medium-sized operator.
To populate your new hive, bee colonies are available from October through December.
Besides running the Bindaree shop and managing Win’s Creek Meadery, Michael and Maryanne are experienced beekeepers. They can be quite helpful in getting you started, or if there are any questions along the way.
WINTER SHOP HOURS
Friday and Monday 10 to 2 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4 pm
Phone: 0408 260 164
16 - 17 November
Bindaree Bee Supplies and Wins Creek Meadery are offering a unique beekeeping course. Bindaree will provide instruction on the Art & Science of Beekeeping and Wins Creek Meadery will be catering on both days. What better way to spend a weekend away, enjoying and learning about these fascinating creatures.
Whether you have a flow hive, Langstroth, top bar or Warre hive, the principles of beekeeping are the same. Art & Science is a two-day course covering what we know about bees and how to look after them. The Science of beekeeping will cover bee genetics, biology and disease control. The Art of beekeeping involves actual hands on experience working with these animals and constructing the frames and hives for them to live in.
Four course dates are offered with a limit of 10 people per course. Course attendees get priority bookings for honey bee colonies to start their new adventure. For the November and December courses, you could bring your hive and bees home with you after finishing the course.