WE BRING KINDNESS TO EVERYTHING WE DO.
BEE KIND TO HONEY BEES.
To save as many bees as possible and treat our bees with love and care
This includes collecting swarms from unusual places and removing them humanely from places they shouldn’t be like chimneys, and possum boxes, and rehoming them.
The health and vitality of our bees is our main game and because we won’t compromise our ethical honey production, the honey we harvest is only what the bees, produce in excess of their needs. We never take all their honey, feed our bees sugar, treat with antibiotics or use any chemicals in our hives. Our hives are managed gently and unobtrusively with minimal interference. The bees know what to do and we let them do it.
BEE KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
To only have a positive impact on the environment
Our jars are made in Australia. We get them fabricated in Melbourne and they are BPA free and recyclable. Bees are so important to a greener more sustainable future. They are responsible for pollinating a third of the food we eat. We are so excited to be working towards becoming certified Carbon Neutral.
BEE KIND TO OUR CUSTOMERS.
To bring the gift of pure raw honey and the healing gift of natural beeswax to as many people as possible
Our honeybees feed on the complex floral variety that makes up a city like Newcastle, an interesting blend of native bushland pockets, street trees, parks and suburban gardens. All our honey is harvested and extracted by hand. We don’t use any heat so the honey is 100% raw. All our beeswax is sourced from our hives and is 100% pure. We are proud of our products and want to give the best to our valued supporters and bee lovers.
BEE KIND TO THE COMMUNITY.
To share the amazing world of bees with the whole community
There is a lot of fear and misinformation in the community about bees. We love educating everyone about the importance of Honey Bees through public talks and workshops. The more knowledge and appreciation people gather for bees the more comfortable they feel.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO?
Honeybees are incredibly important to human health, they pollinate over 60% of the food we eat, some foods you may know about like pumpkins and blueberries, but also food you may not think about like carrots and onions. Despite their importance bees are in trouble and are facing a number of threats to their long-term survival worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder, an as yet poorly understood sudden and drastic loss of hives, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and GMO crops are all implicated in the decline of bee populations. The parasite Varroa destructor has also been a major cause for concern, though it is not yet here in Australia. However, we also have a pest called Small Hive Beetle that can destroy a healthy bee colony in under a week with the right conditions and is believed to be responsible for a significant loss of Australia’s wild honeybee populations.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS.
TO ALL THE AMAZING FAMILIES AND BUSINESS THAT HAVE OPENED THEIR ROOFTOPS, GARDENS, AND HOMES TO HOST URBAN HUM BEEHIVES.
It takes a village to bring bees into a city. We are so grateful to the community in Newcastle for embracing local urban honey production.