Why are Stan’s bees happy?

Well,  for starters they live on the top of a mountain range.  Toowoomba is situated on top of the Great Dividing Range,  which is about 140km west of Brisbane, Queensland Australia. The happy bees are placed on Rural properties near Toowoomba and are amongst natural bushland, well away from man-made sprays and insecticides. Furthermore, they are housed in well-maintained hives with plenty of insulation to protect them from hot and cold weather. Stans bees are never fed sugar syrup or antibiotics and they never have chemicals put into the hive.  In winter and times when there are no flowers to feed the bees, they are fed a Protein supplement which has probiotics and minerals to help their immune system and keep them healthy and away from disease.

Welcome to Stan’s Happy Bees. I’m commonly known as Stan the Beeman, and I’ve had a keen interest in beekeeping for over 30 years. I’ve had hives in Queensland and New South Wales and enjoy having bees, particularly when I know where the hives have been and how they’ve been looked after. I now live in Highfields, near Toowoomba Queensland and it’s in this area and its beautiful rural surrounds that I pursue my beekeeping adventures. I also have an interest in bee health as I recognise that healthy bees are vital to our communities. Here on this website, you’ll find a collection of the information I’ve discovered over the years of my beekeeping journey.