About Our Family

Hive Honey is proudly family owned and operated. The business is located in Echunga, South Australia with apiary locations in the pristine Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula regions of South Australia.

The business was established in 2012 by Chris and Nicole Dawes. Their 2 sons, Harry and Jake both love to help with honey extraction and hive building. 

Chris started beekeeping with 1 hive. Before long the single hive had grown to 150 hives and Chris was extracting an “old world style” honey flavour, made from a mixture of nectars, blended by the bees as nature intended (that he still remembers from his childhood).