Native bee hive box
An empty native bee hive box made to the 'Honey O.A.T.H' standard.
Constructed from 33mm Hoop Pine and painted with three coats of Dulux Weathershield, this 200x280mm hive box consists of two lower 'brood' sections and a low profile upper 'Honey Super' section.
The centre section includes split bars and the brood excluder. Underneath, the hive has four screws acting as feet to keep the hive up and clear of moisture. Locking strap included to keep your hive together once your bees have been transferred into the box.
Established native bee hive
An established hive of native stingless bees in a hive box made to the 'Honey O.A.T.H' standard.
Constructed from 33mm Hoop Pine and painted with three coats of Dulux Weathershield, this 200x280mm hive consists of two lower 'brood' sections and a low profile upper 'Honey Super' section. The hive comes configured with an observation window, so you can safely observe activity inside.
All hives are well established before they are deemed suitable for sale and they come with a 12 month replacement warranty, which is important because I want you to have the best experience.
Australian Native Bee Book
The Australian Native Bee Book describes native bees generally and provides a complete guide to keeping Australian native stingless bees. It is richly illustrated with over 500 photos, drawings and charts to increase accessibility and aid learning. It is written by an expert who has spent his lifetime intimately engaged with these unique creatures.
American Hive Tool
An American Hive Tool is the perfect device for opening your native stingless bee hive and cleaning propolis from surfaces before closing the hive up.
Model: Heavy Duty (40mm x 260mm 185g)
A pine roof painted with Dulux Weathershield will keep the sun and rain off your hive. The overhang will also stop water running down the side of your hive when it rains. The roof is 400mm deep, so there's plenty of overhang at the front as well as at the back of the hive. Mount the roof on your hive at an angle that suits your preference. For example, more sun on the side of the hive in the morning and more shade on the side in the afternoon.
Propolis (10 grams)
Propolis is mainly used by stingless beekeepers in a donut shape on the inside of a new box to provide resources and a temporarily constricted entrance. The bees will use the propolis to build their defensive tunnel. These are unicorn shaped. Why? Because we found these moulds and thought they'd be fun. You can rework it into any shape you desire.
Mini Emlock Strap
This 1600mm long galvanised strap with a mini Emlock hive lock is able to fasten single, double and triple storey hives simply and easily. An excellent system to keep your native bee hive together.
I may not always have hives available or you may be a little too far away for me to travel for help, so here is a list of other native bee suppliers and service providers that may be able to help: Local Services