Layered OATH

This OATH size hive is made up of many pieces of Cypress, each piece is 35mm thick by 30mm high. This will create the layered effect for a raw timber hive. I started with some rough sawn mill timber 100mm x 40mm I planed it down to 35mm thick I …

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Project OctaHive

I’ve called this one Project Octahive. It’s my first attempt at making a hive in the octagonal shape. Using 25mm Cypress, I cut all the pieces and glued them together in stages.. Photo below shows two layers. The Base and the middle section… All three layers assembled… Counter sunk holes, drill …

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Solitary Bee Hotels

A few examples of the Solitary Bee Hotel frames. Made from 25mm Cypress so will last many years. Possible Tenants: Carpenter Bees, Green Carpenter Bee, Reed Bees, Resin Bees, Masked Bees. You don’t actually “keep” Solitary Bees, you have no real control over them as they may come and go as …

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Roofs for OATHs

Cottage style roof made from fence palings A simple tin roof for the standard Stingless Bee Hive (OATH). Nice and simple, it clamps on and shields the hive from rain and also looks good! This Timber Roof section sits on top of a standard OATH hive and honey super. The roof is a …

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Hive Stands

Here’s a basic design for a Timber Stand that suits the OATH hive and Solitary house. These can sit straight on to the ground in the garden, verandah or patio area.

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