You are ready to get into Beekeeping, but you need a Colony of Bees.
(Ideal for Flow® Hives or regular Langstroth Hives)
Our 8-Frame Accelerated Starter Colonies are particularly beneficial to our Flow Hive Customers eager to get their first honey harvest or if you need a little more flexibility on when you want to receive your bees.
Our Premium 8-Frame Accelerated Starter Colonies are medium-sized colonies of bees with a laying queen and brood, ready to expand into a larger hive. These are an ideal colony of bees for Beginner Beekeepers looking to start their beekeeping straight away with an accelerated start in beekeeping. They are perfect to introduce into a Flow® Hive as they will not have to build out lots of foundationless frames in the brood box. This will enable your bees to accelerate their development and begin working with the Honey Super (Flow Frames) sooner.
While they are slightly larger colonies, they still have our popular young mated queen with strong desirable genetics and a very docile temperament.
When you receive your 8-Frame Accelerated Starter Colony it will consist of:
- A mated Italian Queen Bee from good genetic stock,
- Approximately 5000 gentle bees,
- 8 deep frames with a combination of brood, honey, and pollen.
BONUS - Discount Coupons
--$100 Off our Beekeeping Apprentice Online Beekeeping Course & Mentoring
--10% Off our Beginner Beekeeping Course - Live In-Person Half-Day Workshops
ORDER EARLY for Spring 2022 - Don't Miss Out!
It's important you order your bees early. Typically we receive pre-orders from January through to October each year, so get in early to ensure you won't miss out. Our bees are popular however we have limited stock and always run out each year. Bee Colonies will become available starting October and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. We have our 8-Frame Accelerated Starter Colonies available approx 7 months of the year from October to April each year.
Once you've ordered please lookout for an email from us to arrange suitable timing for either a DIY Pickup (from Doreen Victoria) or an additional Delivery & Mentoring Service.
Please be aware that 8-Frame Accelerated Starter Colonies cannot be sent via Courier or Post. We offer DIY Pickups or an additional Delivery & Mentoring Service.
EASY SAFE / TRANSPORT:
Our 8-Frame Accelerated Starter Colonies come in a secure ventilated Langstroth Beehives with Emlocks and Secure Entrance for safe secure transport in your car. We also provide a complimentary mesh bag for added security. Pickups by appointment need to be arranged early in the morning as this is better for the bees.
You have two options to receive your bees Pickup (Free) or Delivery & Mentoring (Optional Extra).
PICKUP LOCATION (By Appointment):
Doreen Victoria (35km North Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne)
*During October, November & December, we also operate more pickup locations including South Morang, Geelong & Mt.Eliza (Mornington Peninsula) on these dates:
- South Morang, Victoria - Saturday 29th October 2022 8 am-9:30 am
- Geelong, Victoria - Saturday 12th November 2022 8 am-9:30 am
- Mt.Eliza, Victoria - Sunday 20th November 2022 8 am-9:30 am
- South Morang, Victoria - Saturday 3rd December 2022 8 am -9:30 am
MENTORING & ONSITE DELIVERY
Would you prefer us to bring the bees to you and provide some Onsite Mentoring? We do offer onsite delivery and mentoring packages which are an optional extra but need to be purchased separately to this 8-Frame Accelerated Starter Colony.