Basic Pine Oath

This article demonstrates a very simple design of a Stingless Bee Box – Pine OATH. Standard OATH dimensions are 280mm long by 200mm wide. This design is based on these OATH Construction Plans (OATH – Original Australian Trigona Hive) *Please note: This information is intended for people that already have a native bee colony and […]

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OATH Internal Volume

Because a lot of box designs use the same outside measurements of 200mm x 280mm and then use different thicknesses of wood, it changes the internal volume. If you’re using thicker than 35mm you should probably increase the outside dimensions to try keep the volume of each frame above 2 – 2.5 litres to give […]

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Splitting Plates and Bars

There’s a lot of theories and personal opinion around Stingless Bee Box designs, here I give some thoughts on Splitting Bars and a Plates. Some people prefer the full dividing plates but i’m undecided because i think there’s positives and negatives with each system so i can’t see one way as any better than the […]

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OATH Construction Plans

Native Stingless Bee Box – Original Australian Trigona Hive – OATH Updated: 26 July 2020 Note: Before you make a Native Bee Box read this article – New To Native Bees? Important – These plans are intended for people that already have bees. When you buy native bees they will come in a box already. […]

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