Adopt A Hive Program
- South Ripley
- Flinders View
Hosts must be approved to Adopt A Hive for a period of 12 months.
All Adopt A Hive Native Bee Hives will REMAIN the property of Ripley Valley Native Bee Hives. The Adopt A Hive Program enables the adopter to HOST a Stingless Native Bee Hive on their property for a period of 12 months. At the end of the 12 month period we will come and harvest the honey, as a result of hosting the hive, we will allow you to keep the honey.
The hive will then be SPLIT and you can purchase ONE HALF of the hive at a Heavily reduced rate with a 12 month Guarantee OR you can continue on with the Adopt A Hive program with the remaining half for free. The Adopt A Hive Program is aimed at Customers wanting to have (HOST) a hive of Australian Native Bees without the outlay or maintenance involved.
Ripley Valley Native Bee Hives will Inspect Registered Applicants property for suitability BEFORE installation
We will cover all of the Installation of your Adoption hive, placing it into the correct agreed place in your yard, here it will remain for the period of your Adopt A Hive Contract.
You will be able to view the bees internally from time to time, enjoy them foraging your garden and helping your local area. you will also be able to watch the hive develop through your clear view panel... BUT the hive must not be OPENED, TAMPERED WITH, MOVED or otherwise interfered with during the duration of your Hosting.
We will look after all the maintenance of the hive, you can just enjoy the bees and a bit of the sweet produce they provide once a year..Beautiful golden Native Bee Honey.
What you will receive as an Adopt A Hive host:
- 1 Established Native Bee Hive (Cypress Pine Hive) including a nucleus of native Australian Stingless Bees.
- 1 Star Picket Mount and Star Picket
- Full Installation and Guide for keeping stingless bees
- Ongoing support in the event of Swarms etc
- Heavily Reduced Price should you want to purchase the Split Hive after 12 months.
- harvested honey fresh from the hive after 12 months
If you are interested in registering for the program please fill in the below form, we will arrange a time to pop around and make sure your property is suitable, then at the first availability a hive installation will bee organised