Current wait time for stocked hives: ~ sold out till November 2022...
Place your order as normal to secure your stocked hive for Pickup or Delivery in November 2022.
Demand for stocked native bee hives is very high ATM and they sell out fast, we are very sorry!
Prices will be rising in SEPTEMBER so be sure to get in for November stock now
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 sell Honey OATH hives stocked with a strong nucleus of Australian Native Stingless starting at $500 each housed in our custom made 35mm cypress pine hives
Featuring acrylic splitting plate system acrylic view panels and honey super divider.
Roof that can be removed for a clear view through the entire hive
Stainless steel hive clips and screws
Optional 12mm ply roof - your hive will stay much cooler and rain won't run down your hive.
We suggest our steel star picket mount system on these hives (see picture of mounted hives- available upon request for an additional $35)
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 NOTE we only ship established hives on Mondays.. Freight is additional to the sale price calculated at checkout, 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 you can pickup from us in Ripley 4306 or we can ship
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.
About the hive
Strong colonies of Native Bees (TC)
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.