Display Tower

Native Stingless Bee Display Tower This is an observation hive box intended for displays and education. This could be set up at demonstrations, markets or just at home for fun. A hinged door on each side so it can be viewed from both sides. The doors can be used to…

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Observation Tube

Hour Glass Observation Hive The idea This started with an email from Brian Keeble “So it got me thinking, we could attempt a Perspex cylinder…..Then I  thought, to make things easier, we could have the rectangular exterior made of wood and the Perspex cylinder slips in and out of it?”…

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Native Bee Barrel

I bought this barrel from ebay. It’s a 5 litre oak barrel, possibly a bit of a cheap low quality product that might look shabby before long. These would normally be used to hold your wine as they have a wine cask bladder inside. The walls are 10mm thick oak…

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Combination Stingless Bee Hive

Combination Hive Box Article by Brian Keeble I approached Steve asking if he’d be happy to construct a ‘custom’ native bee hive build, thankfully (as my DIY is poor) he agreed. So, after several emails clarifying various issues, Steve got building! The ‘Combination Hive’ name came from Steve himself, and…

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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. Using Cypress I’ve routed grooves 160mm…

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Native Bee Signs

I’ve been working on some 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. It took me a while to…

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Budding Kit – version 2

This is the new version of my Budding Kit (Budding also known as Eduction). The previous version was quite involved in the construction which made for a great box but was possibly overkill, so i’ve stripped the design right down to simplify the construction while still providing the same result,…

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Dog Hive Box

Above: I fetched one of the spare Mail Boxes I usually make Below: Adding a head, tail and feet. The head started out facing forward as you’d think would be normal, After thinking about it i pawsed, and remembering the Mambo dog, it’s better to have the head turning back,…

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