Bees For Sale
in Melbourne

Want to buy bees to establish a hive? We sell healthy, calm bees to help build your colony.

Buy Bees From Ben’s Bees

It’s so important to buy healthy bees from a professional beekeeper, or your whole hive can become diseased or decimated. Ben’s Bees offer clean and healthy colonies of bees, top-notch service and quality products and services. For guaranteed healthy bees in Melbourne and country Victoria, you need Ben’s Bees.

Over 4,000 bee hives sold

Over 4,000 Hives Sold

When it comes to bees, Ben’s Bees have helped set up over 4,000 new beehives in Victorian homes. We have the experience and the service to help you get started, fast!

Healthy bee hives

Clean & Healthy Hives

We guarantee all hives are clean and healthy. What do we mean by this? Our hives are free from pests like the varroa mite which can decimate beehives. Healthy bees, guaranteed!

Ben Moore

30 Years Experience

Ben’s Bees owner, Ben Moore has three decades of bee experience – he created Ben’s Bees in 2008 which has become a well-known trusted bee brand in Victoria – and Australia.

Buying Bees

At Ben’s Bees, you can purchase bees only or bees and a hive together. A bee colony designed to establish a hive is called a nucleus hive. It’s a small but complete colony designed to expand.

Bees are only available from October to late January.

Need Bees AND A Hive?

See our page for beehives for sale.

Ben’s Bees nuc hives are based on Langstroth dimensions, which are the most popular size in the world.

Five individual frames make up the nuc. One is full of honey, while three frames are covered with bees (about 2,500 in total), as well as brood (larvae), eggs and pollen. The fifth frame is brand new, with a natural wax foundation.

Already Have A Hive?

If you already have a beehive, such as a Flow Hive, then a nucleus hive is what you need. Nucleus hives (or ‘nucs’ as they are commonly known) are small colonies of bees that are created, or split off, from larger colonies.

The name is derived from the fact that the hive is centred around the queen. Nucleus hives are like a starter culture for yoghurt. They contain all the right ingredients to get your very own beehive colony expanding! Simply transfer the frames from the nucleus hive into your own hive and you’re good to go.


Our nucleus hives contain a bee colony of approximately 2,500 bees and a queen bee.

Pick-up only in Nunawading, Victoria. Delivery is not available.

Nucleus Hive

Nucleus hive for sale


  • Bee colony including a queen
  • Safe to transport
  • VIP email list access full of tips and advice
  • Pick-up from Nunawading
  • $30 cash back on return of the box