Hive Haven Display Sites
The Hive Haven V9 has been trialed over the last five years at various locations through out Queensland, NSW and most recently, Canberra ACT. Placing our design on public display was the best thing we could have done.
People spotted the new design and got on board with insulation ideas and support. We’d like to thank all the people who contributed their technical knowledge including native bee keepers, scientists, engineers and the general public. Every idea and suggestion has helped thank you!
The Hive Haven V9 Native Bee Box is a huge industry shift in regards to function, appearance and features. The design enables a variety of insulation to be used depending on the temperature and geographical region.
Observing bees in action is being used to calm high needs children and stressed-out adults, including the elderly. Best of all they don’t sting.
You can observe native bees in our V9 Native Bee box in the following locations:
AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT HOUSE – CANBERRRA – ACT
Location: Canberra, ACT, 2600
Site Characteristics: The reason this site was chosen for a Hive Haven V9 native bee box was to promote an awareness of Australian stingless bees to staff, politicians and tourists who visit Australian Parliament House. We relocated a hive from the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast.
THE GINGER FACTORY – SUNSHINE COAST – QLD
Location: 50 Pioneer Rd, Yandina QLD 4561
Site Characteristics: The reason this site was chosen for a Hive Haven V9 native bee box was to educate and support the bee education show held daily. The native bees are used to pollinate the expansive tropical gardens. Hive Haven Australian Stingless Honey is available to purchase in the gift shop. Open 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Sunday.
GLASSHOUSE PLANTATION – SUNSHINE COAST – QLD
Location: Glass House-Woodford Road, Glass House, 4518
Site Characteristics: The reason this site was chosen for a Hive Haven V9 native bee box was because the bees are used to pollinate the farms fruit & nut trees. Hive Haven native bee honey & Hive Haven honeybee honey is available for purchase at the kiosk. Open Saturday & Sunday.
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY – GARDENS POINT CAMPUS
Location: 2 George Street, Brisbane, 2000
Site Characteristics: The reason this site was chosen for a Hive Haven v9 native bee box was to provide University students studying stingless native bees, on-campus access to a hive for research purposes.
CABOOLTURE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Location: 200 Old Gympie Road, Caboolture, 4510
Site Characteristics: The reason this site was chosen for a Hive Haven V9 native bee box was to assist students to learn about stingless native bees, pollination, honey and the environment.
GLASSHOUSE VIEWS RETIREMENT VILLAGE – BEERWAH
Location: 96 – 104 Peachester Road, Beerwah, 4519
Site Characteristics: The reason this site was chosen for a Hive Haven V9 native bee box is because residents have a keen interest in gardening and would like to harvest their own stingless native bee honey.
FOREST HEART NURSERY – SUNSHINE COAST – QLD
Location: 20 Coral Street, Maleny, 4552
Characteristics: This site was chosen for a Hive Haven V9 native bee box is because it specialises in local native plants and bush food plants. Karen and Spencer work directly with landholders and the wider community to promote and maintain local biodiversity.
The hive is full so we decided to set up a ‘daughter’ eduction box to see if we can get a ”daughter’ colony happening. Eduction is often referred to as budding and encourages the bees to build a ‘daughter’ colony in the empty box. This can take several months.
AUSTRALIA ZOO WILDLIFE HOSPITAL – SUNSHINE COAST – QLD
Location: Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah, 4519
Site Characteristics: The Wildlife Hospital was a natural choice for a Hive Haven V9 native bee box location due to their work with wildlife and the natural environment. It is also the perfect place to raise awareness of the plight of bees.
MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE – FOREST GLEN, SUNSHINE COAST
Location: 880 Maroochydore Road, Maroochydore, 4556
Site Characteristics: The Farm was chosen to accommodate a Hive Haven V9 bee box because the stingless native bees assist in the pollination of the School’s market garden and provides the students with the opportunity to learn about stingless native bees, pollination and honey extraction.
LOGAN CITY COUNCIL ART GALLERY
Location: Wembley Road & Jacaranda Avenue, Logan Central, 4114
Site Characteristics: The project titled ‘Creative communing with the stingless native bee’s – Sandra Conte – Earth emag. This project was supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund – A partnership between the Queensland State Government, Hive Haven and Logan City Council.
INNOVATION CENTRE SUNSHINE COAST
Location: Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast
Site Characteristics: The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Butterfly Garden was chosen to install a Hive Haven V9 native bee box to raise awareness and to enable staff and visitors to learn about stingless native bees, pollination, honey and the environment. In 2018 we re-located the IC hive of stingless native bees to Australian Parliament House Canberra. We’ve replaced this colony with a ‘water meter box’ rescue colony.
UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST COMMUNITY GARDEN – ‘MOVING FEAST COMMUNITY GARDEN’
Location: Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast
Site Characteristics: The reason this site was chosen for a Hive Haven bee box was because the University gave us permission to ‘bud’ one of their residence ingless native bee hives.