Colonies of stingless bees
I often have a colony or two of native bees for sale. Noel also has colonies for sale below and I really love his box design and finish. If you are after one please drop a me a line through the main contact and between Dean, Noel and I we will be able to provide you with a healthy colony of native bees.
Powell split frames
These fit inside a box of 110mm/190mm and 94-100mm deep. Each half takes around 11 hours to make. Once your used to using these you can create a new colony in 1 minute, once your first frame is full. Minimal damage is caused to the colony allowing a fast bounce back post split. These frames can be used with all Austroplebeia; Symei, Cockerelli, essingtoni, ornata, websteri, percincta, cincta and of course australis if you prefer to call them all that. I believe these will also work very well with Tetragonula Sapiens and clypearis as I have had time to observe both these species in boxes and in their wild environments.
Two halves cost $40 with free shipping within Australia.
Please contact me HERE if you:
- Are outside Australia and need international postage
- Have any questions
Nobbys Native bee hives
I am pleased to be helping Noel sell his beautiful quality hand made hives. I believe his design and care taken in producing a quality hive is something to be looked at. Thick hive walls and quality in fit and finish will see your bees happy.
Here is Noels description.
I have available several well established hives with a strong colony of either Tetragonula carbonaria or Tetragonula hockingsi with a good quantity of brood and bees.
The square design of my hives is inspired by the Aussie INPA hive and includes several features of that design.
The three levels , separate base and lid are made from 42 ml thick untreated hoop pine.
The use of timber of this thickness is to sufficiently insulate the hive to protect the colony against the elements, especially heat.
Some hives on the market made from very thin material may not provide this protection during extremely hot or cold conditions.
The lid top and sides and the tropical roof are constructed from marine grade ply and western red cedar.
Both the lid with its deep sides and the tropical roof are designed to provide further protection of the colony against the weather.
Each level has two stainless steel separator plates for easy future hive divisions.
The top level is fitted with a clear inspection panel for viewing the internal workings of the hive.
All exposed areas are finished with four coats of quality exterior paint.
Delivery [within reason} and installation of the hive by one of the following is included.
. Star picket with mounting plate.
. Shelf which may be fixed to a timber fence for example.
. Small table ideal for patios/outdoor areas etc.
. your choice of any of the tropical roof colours shown in the photos.
The hives depicted in the photos are not necessarily those for sale and have been used to illustrate the different methods of installation.
The individual empty hive shown in several of the photos is identical to those that are for sale that have the bees and brood included.
These hives are pick up or delivery (within reason) from Redcliffe , north of Brisbane.
Click HERE to contact Nobby