nativebeehives.com

nativebeehives.com 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 ).


Want to buy native bees and don’t know where to start?

Which bees do you like? There’s approximately 2000 species of native bees in Australia, most of those are Solitary Bees, with 11 species being Social Stingless Bees….


Jane Street Community Garden Native Bee Workshop

Jane Street Community Garden covering 500 square metres at West End – Brisbane, is a community non profit organisation that has been running for ten years growing a wide variety of plants. The garden started out with two sponsored hives a few years ago and are slowly increasing their colonies. Read More…


Mitchelton Library with Tobias Smith

It was a fully booked workshop for the Mitchelton Library Qld Native Bee Workshop 9 March 2019. Tobias Smith (Bee Scientist) has been running workshops with Tim Heards Sugarbag Bee business for four years and keeps the attendees interested with his enthusiasm. Read More…


Log Cabin – Build and Budding

The Bees are in! Info and photos about the Budding process used. I’d like to say that i checked the box and noticed brood, but it was actually Melissa – Sydney Stingless Bees that was looking and noticed it. Read More…


Splitting with Rae

I had the pleasure of visiting Rae and Steves’ lush property at Samford (Qld/Aus). Rae is a bit of a character and rocked this blue jacket-net-hat combination while we did the split. Read More… 


Honey Trays

These are slim honey tray frames that sit on top of the standard OATH design. There’s two frames and also the top lid with a similar shallow depth make it three frames for collecting honey. Read More…


Red Mail Box – Build and Splits

Nearly one year later I’m splitting the Red Mail Box. The brood split cleanly in the perfect spot. Read More…


Here are some basic construction plans for the popular OATH design. This includes the Honey Super top section. You could make it without that section if you aren’t interested in collecting the honey that way. Of course there’s different designs, shapes and sizes, and different methods of construction, so feel free to experiment. Read More…


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