Our customers are mostly based in Australia so it makes sense to stock good quality Australian Beekeeping books. Co-founder Doug Purdie has authored two books, which you can get signed in the shop or request to have signed before posting. Other books are also available: delve deep into Australian flora, beekeeping practices and our very special native bees. Check out the range and pick out a favourite. They also make great gifts!
There's lots of great beekeeping books out there but buying Australian means you'll get the right knowledge for our seasons.
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From beginner to advanced beekeeping, as well as niche books on topics such as pollen.
The Urban Beehive’s Vaucluse House Honey is one of our best sellers at the museum shop at Vaucluse House. It is a great quality product, and as the honey is sourced from the hives that are part of the museum’s kitchen garden, it is a perfect souvenir or gift. Museums of History NSW also sells The Urban Beehive’s Sydney honey at the Hyde Park Barracks’ Museum shop and the Bullion Store, located at The Mint. Both products are very popular with visitors and staff alike.
At Carriageworks, we have five busy beehives tucked into an old yellow railway traverser by the tracks – see if you can spot them as you pass by on the train! The wonderful team at The Urban Beehive lovingly manages the welfare of our bees and harvests the delicious Sweet Arts honey that we sell at the Carriageworks Farmers Market every Saturday.
The Urban Beehive is the only store you want to deal with if you want to keep bees for environmental sustainability. Vicky and Doug trained me in beekeeping as well as providing all the gear and support – they are the best beekeepers: authentic, kind and most helpful, and nothing was too much for them.
The Urban Beehive has been tending the hives on the roof of Bourke Street Bakery, Banksmeadow, for six years. The hives produce an abundance of delicious honey, which we sell in our bakeries. I highly recommend getting some urban beehives on your roof.
The Urban Beehive has been looking after the hives in the Vaucluse House kitchen garden for eight years. Apart from expertly harvesting and bottling the most delicious honey for our shop – which always sells out! – Vicky’s regular check-ups keep the bees happy and healthy.
Vicky and Doug love to share their incredible knowledge and I have learned a new mind-blowing bee fact at every one of their visits. The more I learn the more I’m in awe of these mysterious honey producing, pollinating, little geniuses! Such a great team.
I was lucky enough to be gifted a beekeeping course with The Urban Beehive and it was fantastic! Not only are the beekeepers highly experienced and thoughtful in the way that they present this important topic, they invest deep levels of care and commitment into ensuring that the bees are always the priority, and that students are aware of the vital importance of urban pollinators in the city. If you have any interest in bees, sign up now. You won’t regret it.
I have been purchasing quality beekeeping equipment from The Urban Beehive for years now. Shipping costs to South Australia are very reasonable and all orders have arrived quickly and packed well. Not only that, but at the height of spring when all other stores had run out of Australian beeswax foundation, The Urban Beehive had plenty in stock. I’m sold!
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All books featured online are available to buy from our Matraville store. You are welcome to come in and look at a book before purchasing, or ask for advice on choosing the right one.
We are always open to stocking new books in our store but not all books will be suitable for our customers. Feel free to email about a book you think we might be interested in.
Our products are not usually gift wrapped but if you put a special request in when ordering we can wrap a book in brown paper and string.