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Hive Haven - Building a Commercial Future for the Australian Native Bee

Welcome to Hive Haven – Home of the V9 Native Bee Box

Not all honey is the same, not all bee boxes are the same and not all beekeepers are the same either.

At Hive Haven, we are focused on delivering a solution to the decline in the pollination of food crops.

We specialise in BOTH Australian stingless native bee and European honey bee products.

Many people would be forgiven for thinking the only bee we have here in Australia is the European honey bee. This bee was actually introduced into Australia in the early 1800s and produces all the honey we see on our supermarket shelves today.

The stingless native bee was our very first pollinator sharing this land with the dinosaurs. Native honey is distinctly Australian with an infusion of eucalyptus and lemon. It’s very ‘yum’ drizzled on vanilla ice cream. Due to its high propolis content it often looks cloudy; don’t be alarmed, the honey and propolis are bursting with antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory goodness.

Today the native bee is rapidly gaining a reputation of being an effective pollinator of our food vrops and in essence is the key to our survival.

Find out more about Hive Haven

Our Purpose

We support the ethical commercialism of both European honeybee and Australian stingless native bee products.

10% of gross sales from Hive Haven Stingless Native Bee Honey & Hive Haven Betty Bee Beneficial Pollinator Mix is channelled into the supply of stingless native bee hives for schools, retirement villages and public spaces.

We are a social enterprise. This means, we apply commercial strategies to improve our community and the environment’s well-being. We measure our value on the on the benefits we make socially and environmentally, as well as our financial sustainability.

Our vision is to look after bees in the best possible way whilst supporting our local economy. We support sustainable commercial bee farming methods that enhance the potential survival of bee species. We must not lose sight of the bee!

Our goal is to raise the awareness of this threatened species. 

We are working with our community to provide sustainable pollination for food crops.

Hive Haven V9 Native Bee Box

Hive Haven is building a commercial future for the Australian stingless native bee. We have designed an award winning industry specific hive assembly which is capable of producing a range of native bee products (native honey & pollination).

The design enables small quantities of native honey to be removed from the top of the assembly. Native bees are susceptible to heat stress. The Hive Haven V9 features a hollow insulation cavity that can be filled with a liquid or soft solid insulator. Take a look at our V9 Native Bee Box Now!

Bee Box

Hive Haven Stingless Native Bee Honey

Our stingless native bee honey is a unique Sunshine Coast product. Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders have used native honey as a food and medicine source for tens of thousands of years.

It’s a rare and delicate product, each hive producing only up to 1kg a year – one of the rarest honeys in the world!

Bursting with a sweet but tangy flavour to complement its high antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Take a look at our Stingless Native Bee Honey.

Hive Haven European Bee Honey & Wax

Like stingless native bees, we also farm honey bees throughout Glass House Country. At Hive Haven we respect our bees and honour their honey through gentle harvesting and ‘cold filtering’ processing methods. We pride ourselves on ‘quality not quantity’. Take a look at our European Bee Honey & Wax.

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Our Product Categories

Bee Boxes

Hive Haven is building a commercial future for the Australian stingless native bee. We have designed an award winning industry specific hive assembly which is capable of producing a range of native bee products (native honey & pollination). The design enables small quantities of native honey to be removed from the top of the assembly.

Bee Products

Our stingless native bee honey is a unique Sunshine Coast product. Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders have used native honey as a food and medicine source for tens of thousands of years. It’s a rare and delicate product, each hive producing only up to 1kg a year – one of the rarest honeys in the world! Bursting with a sweet but tangy flavour to complement its high antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

Bee Books

The Australian Native Bee Book describes native bees generally and provides a complete guide to keeping Australian native stingless bees. It is richly illustrated with over 500 photos, drawings and charts to increase accessibility and aid learning. It is written by an expert who has spent his lifetime intimately engaged with these unique creatures.