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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. Read More…


Display Tower

This is an observation hive box intended for displays and education. This could be set up at demonstrations or markets. Read More…


Solitary Bee Observation Block

Some Solitary Bees like Resin Bees will create their nest in small tunnels or grooves and for most of us it’s a mystery what happens inside the tunnels. This observation block allows the nests to be easily viewed without causing any disturbance or damage. Read More…


Little Bees Secret Garden

Alex loves all things nature including gardening and bees of course! In 2018 Alex took the leap and opened a small business called Little Bees Secret Garden in Canungra Qld, I dropped in for a coffee and chat, …. and delivered a bee hive roof! Read More…


Hour Glass Observation Hive

I’ve tried to keep the design as simple as possible and i think it should work well, look great and be re-usable for many years. The Cypress has been finished with Tung Oil so should be easy to maintain over the years. Click for more photos and info


Pollination Box 

Made by Sugarbag Bees (Brisbane small business), these boxes are intended for use on farms for pollination so design and construction is very simple Read More…


Budding/Eduction Kit

I’ve stripped the design right down to simplify the construction while still providing the same result, an easy solution for Budding a native bee hive from another box or log. Read More…


Combining many ideas….

Brian Keeble asked me to make a new hive box for him combining many different ideas. He has kindly written an article outlining the new box features and where the ideas came from. Read More…


Should you build or buy boxes?

Many new hive owners contemplate that question and probably never work out what to do or waste money heading in the wrong direction.Read More…


Native Bee Hive – Honey Trays

I thought i’d check on the Honey Tray progress. I made a bit of a mess taking them apart as the honey pots broke open and spilled honey all over the place. This is ok because it was completely separate from the internals of the colony. I placed the honey frames on a mesh grid to drain the honey. Read More…


Routed Timber Signs

I’ve used some rough Cypress timber slabs here, putting them through the thicknesser to achieve a nice flat surface. The grain shows up really nicely on Cypress, as opposed to Hoop Pine which is fairly bland. Read More…


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