Our Story

Little Star Bee Sanctuary has grown out of our family and the journey we have walked together. Trudi gave Steven his first beehive for his birthday when she was pregnant with their first child in 2008. Since then the dream and family have grown. The little star family live on the Mid North Coast of NSW in a place called Missabotti, with over 100 beehives . We have created a bee sanctuary for all bees – honey and native, with the aim of providing fodder all year round. Using non-migratory processes and natural beekeeping principles, the bee sanctuary has been created to strengthen hive colonies – providing a front line defence mechanism against diseases and predators. Our bee sanctuary is off-grid on a care-farmed (chemical free), rural property.

In 2017, we launched our education arm and provide dynamic training for those new to beekeeping, those interested in bees and to the experienced beekeeper in our practices and hive management strategies. We are currently in the early stages of the Little Star Collective – a collaborative approach for those “lovers of bees” in our local community, including collective honey distribution and a mentoring program. We know that bees are integral to the future of our planet and plant species. We know that the beekeeping industry is facing its most complex time ever. We aim to be at the forefront of education and research for our bees and community.

Our Vision

To create a holistic education and research community for the bee industry in Australia – change, transformation, sustainability with integrity.

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