Caroline Hammond

More about our Mentor

After many years spent in corporate offices and front desk locations for a variety of businesses and industries, Caroline moved from Brisbane city 9 years ago directly to the snow on Mt Baw Baw and now resides in the countryside of West Gippsland. Caroline has been a Beekeeper for 5 seasons, with the first 2 seasons fairly intensively working within the industry itself. This is where she learnt very quickly about beekeeping and met many incredible people in the industry.

At the beginning of 2019, Caroline embarked on her own business mentoring new beekeepers and offering a basic range of beekeeping equipment.

Keeping bees has so many variables to it; weather, location, colony type, hive type, so it's really important to ask questions and find someone to discuss and navigate these variable. Caroline feels privileged to help others on their beekeeping journey and share the adventure with them.

Caroline uses a hands on approach to beekeeping and offers others the basic tools to monitor the health and well-being of their colony, to notice changes and ask questions. Caroline strives to ensure the new beekeeper has the confidence to make a choice which will suit their situation.

Caroline Hammond
What's your mentor style?

My mentees have told me that they appreciate my honest, caring and easy going nature and how I break beekeeping down into easy steps...'let's cross that bridge when we get to it' is one of my favourite sayings.

Why would beekeepers recommend you?

I love having a chat and listening to peoples stories. Keeping bees has so many variables to it; weather, location, colony type, hive type, so it's really important to ask questions first and then chat about the possible situation.

My approach to hands on beekeeping is very hands on and empowering. It's always my intention to be able to give you the basic tools to monitor the health and well being of your colony and to notice and ask questions when you notice something that's perhaps out of the ordinary.

I am very honest, real and compassionate in my approach. I have made mistakes, I have taken a guess now and then, but more importantly, I have trusted my gut feelings, gone with my intuition and learnt to read my bees.