Bees are not included with the hive. If you are looking to get started it is not recommended to purchase an empty hive as getting the bees inside is almost impossible without a source beforehand.
The bees to suit the hive are sub-tropical and only go as far south as NSW. This is not suitable for VIC, SA or TAS.
Outside measurements 280mm Long X 200mm Wide X 300mm High
Inside measurements 230mm Long X 150mm Wide X 250mm High
Three layers, Bottom and Middle for the brood, Top section for honey super.
The three sections are locked together with brackets so the hive cannot fall apart (No need for plastic strapping)
Weight approximately = 4.8 Kg
Made in Brisbane
This hive is bare timber and will need to be protected from the weather. We have found that a clear coat option has the best natural look or any exterior paint.
Note: Please note that native bee's don't fare well in SA, VIC and TAS so we only sell to warmer regions.
These hives are sold empty and bees are not included, these will need to be purchased bees will not move in on their own. You can purchase bees from your local native beekeeping group.
Do not place the hive outside until you have purchased bees as they will help manage the humidity inside the hive preventing mould from growing.