Current wait time for stocked hives: ~
Last Hives for the season - JUNE DELIVERY
Want to keep your own stingless bees? You can start by finding your own nest and transferring it to a box. Or you can take an easy path and buy your first hive.
WE DONT SEND TETRAGONULA HOCKINGSI HIVES FURTHER NORTH THAN MACKAY OR SOUTH OF THE TWEED RIVER
We sell Honey OATH hives stocked with a strong nucleus of Australian Native Stingless for $450 each for the Standard Design Hive with Honey Super or our Honey Jar hive. Our Standard hives have a clear brood View Panel & A Ply Divider you can swap for once you decide to store honey (you can keep the clear panel on forever if you dont want to harvest honey) confining the bees to the bottom Brood Chambers. Our Honey Jar Native Bee hives have a crystal clear 3mm acrylic view panel, with a jar system attached for easy honey harvesting.
For placing an order to purchase a stocked hive please read.
For local pickup, we SOMETIMES in Slow Season have hives and hive boxes available for sale at short notice. For Hives that Require shipping Please Contact us as Freight is additional to the sale price, Stocked Hives require Shipping with an express courier, and are only shipped on a Monday (to avoid sitting in a warehouse over the weekend
All of our hives come with a 12 month Guarantee and a pdf Info sheet with warranty terms regarding placement etc
Native Bee hives including the bees
Pickup from ripley 4306 (ipswich)
Or we can freight - Shipping is only done on MONDAYS
Put one or two Native Bee Hives in your garden and let the Stingless bees do the work while you enjoy extra flowers, fruit and veg's.
Nice honey as well.
No trouble to manage and no Lic. required.
Virtually Maintenance free.
Standard oath hive including honey super OR Honey Pot Design hive
Clear coated with marine grade products for longevity of your hive
Star picket mount
Strong colonies of Native Bees (TH)
we rehabilitate our rescue Native Bee hives, then only sell on when they are very strong and healthy...
generally they are ready for sale once they reach 150mm height or half way up box internally. Once we have made sure the hive is queen right, and they have packed away lots of stores.
Sizes and shapes of internal structure may be larger or smaller, but we only sale healthy hives that I can give a guarantee on my bees of 12 months
all hives that leave our property are queened, have adequate stores, and Great bee numbers
we provide Excellent after sales care and service on all of our hives.
you need to bee able to provide for your Native Bees the following:
partly shaded location from 10.30 - 11am onward for the hive, to avoid the heat of the day and strong western sun
early morning sun , our hives are in the sun all day in winter, sun is vital for bee health as they wont be active till around 17 - 18 degrees ambient temperature, its very important you provide them with early morning sun to increase the hive temperature so they remain active in the cooler months.