is a project website with a focus on individual design and construction of Native Bee Hives and Hotels… also Photos, Information about Australian Native Bees and a news story thrown in around the place! ( Native Bee Hives / Woodworking / Craft )

 Bee Yourself Workshop with Sarah and Dean

Sarah Hamilton from Bee Yourself Australia organised a Native Bee Workshop in Brisbane and invited Dean  demonstrate a couple of colony transfers and splits. There was great interest for the short notice event with 40 plus people attending. Read More…

Brisbane Native bee Keepers Club 08/04/2018

Ann Ross from Hive Haven described her journey from her first hive and through the development of the current Hive Haven product, version 9 – Read More…


Stingless Bee Workshop – Photos – 09/03/2018

Another enjoyable and always educational workshop run by Toby and Sugarbag Bees at the CREEC Environmental Centre Qld. These workshops are run on a regular basis, if you’re a newbie or experienced i’d recommend going as there’s always something new to learn. Read More….

Budding Kits – Build Page

This box design is intended for Budding – Soft Splits, Observation and normal splits. It also has a honey super section. Read More…

Update 14/02/2018Hive Duplication / Budding


Outhouse Version 2 – Build page

Bee Expo 2017 – Photos <click for more>


Splits 08/10/2017

Rebated Cypress Observation Hive – Build

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Check out these sections for more information:

  1. FAQs – information about bees to get you started
  2. Info – articles with information about Native Bee keeping
  3. Project Blog – Build articles for different kinds of boxes
  4. Shop – Completely finished boxes available to purchase


Treasure Chests – Build Page 


New Octagonal Boxes…

Australian Native Bee Hives – Design and Construction of Boxes  – Redcliffe Qld