Bunyip Beekeeper: Beekeeping Courses in Melbourne for Beekeeping Business

I’m often asked, is the beekeeping business booming? Followed by statements like, “You must make tonnes of money because honey costs so much.” Or, “How much money do I need to start a beekeeping business like yours?” My answer generally starts the same: “Go into the beekeeping business for the fun of it or because you have a passion for it--never go into it for the money.”

Beekeeping and maintaining beehives in Melbourne is a passion for us at The Bunyip Beekeeper. We offer services from training on-site, to classes on our bee farm for folks in Melbourne and surrounds. We sell bees, rent bee hives, and give beekeeping courses in Melbourne. We help other beekeepers maintain their bee farm using beekeeping equipment too. For the Bunyip Beekeeper, profits are important, but are never our focus.

What goes into a first year’s start-up kit can vary, but the basics are:

  • Beekeeeper’s hat with a veil, gloves, a hive tool, and a how-to book
  • Basic hive frame, with cover bottom, and plastic foundations and queen excluder
  • Bee hive and Queen with at least 3lbs of bees
  • Honey extractor
  • Capping scraper and heater uncapping knife
  • Honey containers.

Along with beekeeping classes in Melbourne, we sell beekeeping equipment and provide beekeeper services. We can install your beehive, maintain it for you, keep your bees healthy, and harvest your honey when it’s time. Imagine, fresh, sweet honey, a bounty of vegetables and flowers in your garden, and increased health and vitality for you--all without lifting a finger. Call or email us.

Mon - Thu: 05:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fri - Sun: 08:00 AM - 08:30 PM
Closed Chirstmas
Note: as I am often out working with bees, appointments are required.