Projects

Observation Towers – Inlays

These observation boxes have evolved over the years and this version remains similar to previous version, just with some cosmetic updates. The darker Merbau timber is used as inlays on the doors and trims on the top and bottom boards,

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Observation Tower with extras

Observation Tower with extras This observation tower stays with the same style as previous 7 litre observation boxes though i have sectioned off a small area at the top to house a jar and data logger. This reduces the live

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Observation Log

Observation Logs – 6.5 Litre and 3 litre There’s a few curves and angles in these ones. Hopefully they will give the feel of looking inside a real tree hollow. Double doors . double sided viewing. 35mm thick Cypress. Observation

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Observation Towers

Observation Towers – 3 and 7 litres These are ideal for Budding / Eductions for Tetragonula Carbonaria and Tetragonula Hockingsi. You will get to see colonies being created, that’s what Observation boxes are all about. Previous design box… See more

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Sugarbag Bees Observation Hive

This is the new Observation Box from Sugarbag Bees in Brisbane. Tim Heard has been testing the design out for a while now, with the full hive pictured here being two years old and is going well. It’s currently connected

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Fairy Door Hive

This idea came from Simone as part of the recent “Suggestions 2020” post. Simone posted this photo from Google that shows the Fairy Door on a big tree, I’ve interpreted it in to a Native Bee Observation Box. This will

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Basic Observation Hive

Basic Observation Hive Box This is a very basic style of a tower observation box. It has one single internal space with a volume of 6.2 litres. You could easily make them different sizes, larger or smaller. Tips for getting

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Display Tower with Frames

Display Tower with Removable Frames Note: This is a new design and is still being tested so availability will be limited to “beta testing” boxes. Sarah from Bee Yourself – Brisbane Native Bee Business, was looking for an observation hive

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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

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