Honey Bee Hives

International & Wholesale

Australian Made

Award-Winning Honey & Honeycomb

All-Natural, Beeswax-Based Balms

Honey Bee Hives

About HoneyBee Hives

At HoneyBee Hives, our focus is on providing our customers with superior-quality, sustainable bee-related products and services. As commercial beekeepers, we specialize in creating and selling bees, as well as producing award-winning honey and honeycomb products, and all-natural beeswax-based balms.

We take pride in sourcing our ingredients from organic, ethical, and local Australian suppliers whenever possible. Our beeswax is sourced from our own apiary, which is operated with the highest standards of ethical practices, ensuring that our products are not only of the finest quality, but also environmentally friendly.

Our unwavering commitment to quality, sustainability, and ethical practices guarantees that every product we offer is exceptional, and sure to satisfy even the most discerning of customers.

Why Choose Australian Honey


Australia’s reputation for producing the world’s finest honey is rooted in its unparalleled natural diversity. With a vast array of floral sources, including eucalyptus forests and native blossoms, Australian honey offers unique tastes and colours.
Australia’s expansive and pristine environment ensures honey purity, as Australia refrains from using chemicals to treat beehive pests and diseases, setting it apart from many other producers. 
Each jar of Australian honey is a testament to the nation’s commitment to preserving its natural richness and delivering a premium, authentic product to honey enthusiasts worldwide.

Our Products

Australian Probiotic Honey

125g, 250g, 500g, 1kg

Indulge in the natural sweetness of our raw unfiltered, and 100% pure honey, harvested from our bushland hives.

Experience the rich complex flavor and unique taste of our honey, carefully crafted to retain all of its natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.

Rose Petal Infused Honey

125g, 250g, 500g

Combine the sweetness of raw honey, with the captivating aroma and therapeutic properties of rose petals.

Through a careful infusion process, dried rose petals are immersed in honey, resulting in a subtly floral flavour and mesmerising scent with added health benefits.

Australian Honeycomb

150g, 300g

Pure, unprocessed, and nutrient rich, our Australian Honeycomb offers a delightful textual experience with the perfect balance of crisp, wax cells, and delicious liquid honey.

Savour the culinary delight, whilst benefiting from its natural, wholesome goodness.

Moisturizing Balm For Face & Body

30g, 60g

Indulge in pure bliss, embracing a lavish experience from head to toe, as our exquisite rose & lavender flower infused beeswax-based balm nourishes your skin with luxurious moisture and care.

Relax & Sleep Balm

30g, 60g

Enhance your sleep experience with our Relax & Sleep Balm infused with soothing lavender & chamomile flowers, suitable for all ages to ensure a tranquil night’s sleep. 

Baby Bottom Balm

30g, 60g

Safeguard your baby’s delicate skin with our Baby Bottom Bliss Balm, enriched with chamomile & calendula flower infusions, offering relief & forming a protective barrier against nappy rash.

Also suitable for cradle cap & skin irritations.

Official Product Launch in Vietnam December 2023

HoneyBee Hives
HoneyBee Hives

 Proudly Australian Owned & Operated

Based in bushland in northern New South Wales in Australia, owners Di and Scott bring a wealth of experience to HoneyBee Hives with Di’s experience in natural therapies and Scott having accumulated over 40 years of experience as a commercial Beekeeper.

Our vision is to be an industry leader that provides exceptional products and customer service, whilst educating and empowering our customers.

HoneyBee Hives
HoneyBee Hives

Produced Ethically & Sustainably

We strive to create a positive impact on the world and be a role model for other companies to follow, particularly when it comes to the importance of bees in our ecosystem.

Our mission is to create sustainable, ethical, and eco-friendly products that not only enhance the lives of our customers, but also contribute to the preservation of the environment for generations to come. 

HoneyBee Hives
HoneyBee Hives

Award-Winning Product Range

To ensure that we maintain the highest standard of excellence in all our products, we constantly strive to innovate and improve our processes.

Our beeswax-based balms and award-winning honey products, have been recognized for the excellence by being purchased by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to be used as gifts for dignitaries at Australian foreign embassies worldwide. 

Our Story

The narrative unfolds with the meeting of Di McQueen and Scott Richardson. Their love story began in 2017, and it led to the establishment of HoneyBee Hives in 2018, driven by the local demand for bees. In May 2020, they sealed their commitment to each other in matrimony. Since its inception, HoneyBee Hives, located in northern NSW, has successfully supplied over 1000 nucleus hives to satisfied customers.

However, in 2019, the devastating bushfires in NSW ravaged thousands of hectares of bee-foraging areas. This catastrophe forced a pivotal shift in their business strategy, as they could no longer breed bees for sale. In response, they embarked on a new venture, crafting high-quality balms from beeswax. What initially began as a cost-effective solution for Christmas gifts to share with family and friends soon evolved into a diverse collection of all-natural, therapeutic, and cosmetic balms.

​​In addition to their extensive product line, Di and Scott go the extra mile by actively sharing their knowledge and passion with the community through a series of educational presentations and workshops for schools and community groups. These engagements not only enrich the understanding of the importance of bees but also foster a sense of environmental stewardship among those they reach.

Moreover, their entrepreneurial journey has taken an international turn, as they’ve embraced the exhilarating challenge of exporting their exceptional products to Vietnam. This venture represents a remarkable expansion of their business horizons, bridging cultural divides through the universal appreciation of their award-winning honey and all-natural balms.

Their dedication and innovation have garnered them professional recognition, most notably with their recent victory in the 2023 Business NSW Awards for Excellence in Agriculture & Primary Industries. This esteemed accolade serves as a testament to their unwavering commitment to excellence and their profound impact on their industry.

Their success story has also attracted significant media attention, leading to sought-after interviews and features in various media outlets, and mentions in Parliament.

The pinnacle of recognition came when they had the privilege of hosting a visit from the New South Wales Governor General in October 2023, further affirming their prominent role in the Australian business landscape and their dedication to their community.

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Di McQueen-Richardson & Scott Richardson - HoneyBee Hives
Di McQueen-Richardson & Scott Richardson - HoneyBee Hives
Di McQueen-Richardson & Scott Richardson - HoneyBee Hives

Our Team

HoneyBee Hives

Scott Richardson

Scott’s journey into the enchanting world of beekeeping began as a young child, captivated by the wisdom imparted by his grandfather. Over the years, this initial fascination blossomed into an enduring passion for bees and their vital role in our ecosystem.

Throughout his life, Scott occasionally ventured into other career paths, but he invariably found himself drawn back to his one true calling – beekeeping. With an illustrious career spanning over 40 years as a commercial beekeeper, Scott has honed his expertise and accumulated a wealth of experience.

One of his greatest joys lies in sharing this wealth of knowledge and experience with budding beekeepers who are embarking on their own beekeeping journeys. Scott’s dedication to supporting and mentoring the next generation of beekeepers underscores his profound commitment to the preservation and promotion of this essential craft.

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Di McQueen-Richardson

Drawing from her extensive background in natural therapies and a diverse range of business management roles, Di seamlessly integrates her skills and expertise into her position as the Queen Bee at HoneyBee Hives. With a profound commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, she ardently advocates for raising awareness about the critical role bees play in our ecosystem.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Di proudly serves as a dedicated board member of The Mend & Make Do Crew, a noteworthy not-for-profit organisation focused on providing support to homeless and at-risk community members in Northern NSW and South East Queensland. Her involvement with this noble cause underscores her unwavering dedication to making a positive impact on her local community and beyond.


Our Mission

Our mission is to create ethical, sustainable, and eco-friendly products that not only enhance the lives of our customers but also contribute to the preservation of the environment. We strongly believe in promoting a sustainable future through our commitment to ethical and socially responsible practices. To ensure that we maintain the highest standards of excellence in all our products, we constantly strive to innovate and improve our processes.

We are dedicated to providing outstanding customer service to all our clients. We believe that building lasting relationships with our customers is essential, and we are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure their satisfaction.

We are passionate about bees and their vital role in our ecosystem. We are committed to sharing this passion through educational programs for all ages. Through our programs, we aim to educate people about the vital role bees play in our environment and how we can all contribute to their preservation.

Our Vision

Our vision is to not only be an industry-leading business that provides exceptional products and customer service but also to educate and empower communities and our customers to live sustainably. We aim to be recognized for our unwavering commitment to preserving the environment through innovation, excellence, and ethical practices.

We strive to create a positive impact on the world and be a role model for other companies to follow, particularly when it comes to the importance of bees in our ecosystem. We are committed to educating people of all ages about the vital role of bees and the challenges they face today. By promoting awareness and knowledge, we believe we can make a significant contribution to the sustainability of our planet.

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