Ann Ross from Hive Haven described her journey from her first hive and through the development of the current Hive Haven product, version 9 were Hive Haven has recently received grants to develop the box and other Native Bee products further. The box has a 70mm void area which can be filled with liquid or soft solids for insulation.
Ann says they have 55 populated hives scattered around the local area, some are located in retirement villages and eldery peoples properties which creates new interests and gives the caretakers renewed enthusiasm for gardening.
Hive Haven is looking at various aspects of the Native Bee industry besides just selling the Bee Hive. They’re also interested in developing products that involve the Propolis as well as Honey. One major issue with selling Native Bee Honey is shelf life. The honey has a higher moisture content which leads to fermenting.
The Hive Haven Hive is currently priced at $385 (not including bees)