Dan Milic and Drew O’Hare are the faces behind Yarra Valley Bees, both are passionate about honeybees and their important place in our environment, and after spending the last five years tending to, the now numerous beehives situated on Drew’s picturesque Yarra Valley property, they both feel equally passionate about making beekeeping accessible to everyone.
Dan has many years of experience as a hobby beekeeper, as a young boy he was given the important task of being ‘in charge of the smoker’ while his father worked the hives on their Dandenong Ranges property. It was at his father's side that he learned the important art of tending to the hives, and after many years of working his own hives, he has taken on the role of ‘resident expert’ at Yarra Valley Bees where he has spent the last five years sharing his knowledge and experience with Drew as together they’ve established the numerous hives on Drew’s property.
At Yarra Valley Bees we offer a range of educational opportunities, such as beginner workshops, private mentoring, and our fun and informative kinder and school incursions. We also offer quality apiarist clothing and beekeeping equipment to get your hives started and enable you to keep them tended.
Yarra Valley Bees is located at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, approximately 40km from Melbourne’s cbd, and is easily accessible to those interested in keeping bees.