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 Honey Tray Box

Native Bee Box with Slim 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. These three sections replace the standard honey super. The idea is to […]

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OATH Painted – 35mm Cypress

These are standard OATHs using my basic OATH Construction Plans Specs: Timber: Cypress Timber Thickness: 35mm Design: OATH with Super – 280mm x 200mm Internal Volume: 7 litres Brood Supports: Cypress Separator Plate: Clear Acrylic Coating: Exterior Paint Screws are counter-sunk and filled over so when painted they are not seen The edges are routed to give […]

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The Crate

The Crate! All Cypress, the hive is a standard OATH and is a separate structure to the outside crate. The top four slats are unscrewed to remove the hive. This would look great in a patio area. It should be placed in a sheltered area, or a roof added if it’s out in the open. […]

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Log Cabin Hive

The Log Cabin Hive I machined down a heap of timber to 35mm x 45mm This is a basic mock-up with all layers just sitting in place, not fixed together… I’ve rounded the edges of one layer, just to get started. All layers will be rounded off Honey Super installed Aluminium Brood Supports installed Roof […]

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OATH Hive – with Honey Super

This is the most common and popular Australian Native Stingless Bee Hive, developed by Tim Heard in the 80’s. Hive specs: Standard design – “Original Australian Trigona hive” / “OATH” with “Honey Super” on top. 280mm long, 200mm wide. Thickness can range from 25mm to 50mm Cypress – termite and weather resistant Anti-slump bars to […]

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