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A big thankyou to our trial sites. The Hive Haven V9 has been trialled over the last four years at various locations through out the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and most recently, Canberra ACT. Placing our hives on public display was the best thing we could have done.
People spotted the hive design and got on board with ideas and support. We’d like to thank all the people who contributed ideas including native bee keepers, scientists, engineers and the public. Every idea and suggestion has helped.
The 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 tempurature and geographical region.
Bee-stress is the new de-stress.
Observing bees in action is being used to calm high needs children and stressed-out adults, including the elderly.
Native bees are perfect for this… they are low maintenance and they don’t sting!
Australian Parliament House – Canberrra – ACT
Location: Canberra, ACT, 2600
Site Characteristics: The reason this site was chosen for a Hive Haven 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.
Location: 70 McCarthy Road, Maleny
Site Characteristics: The reason this site was chosen for a Hive Haven bee box was because of its high rainfall, elevation and cool climate. Hive Haven honey is available for purchase at the kiosk.
Queensland University of Technology – Gardens Point Campus
Location: 2 George Street, Brisbane, 2000
Site Characteristics: The reason this site was chosen 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 bee box was to assist students to learn about stingless native bees, pollination, honey and the environment.
Glasshouse Views Retirement Village
Location: 96 – 104 Peachester Road, Beerwah, 4519
Site Characteristics: The reason this site was chosen for a Hive Haven hive is because residents have a keen interest in gardening and would like to harvest their own stingless native bee honey.
Forest Heart Nursery
Location: 20 Coral Street, Maleny, 4552
Characteristics: This site was chosen 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 Haven V9 is available for purchase at Forest Heart Nursery
Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Location: Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah, 4519
Site Characteristics: The Wildlife Hospital was a natural choice for a hive 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.
International Montessori College Farm Forest Glen
Location: 880 Maroochydore Road, Maroochydore, 4556
Site Characteristics: The Farm was chosen because 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
Site Characteristics: The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Butterfly Garden was chosen to raise awareness and to enable staff and visitors to learn about stingless native bees, pollination, honey and the environment. We recently re-located the IC hive of stingless native bees to Australian Parliament House Canberra. We are currently ‘budding’ a new colony in the butterfly garden.
Beerburrum Service Centre
Location: Beerburrum Township – Beerburrum Road, Beeburrum 4517
Site Characteristics: Hive Haven headquarters-where the journey all began!
University of the Sunshine Coast Community Garden – ‘Moving Feast Community Garden’
Location: Sippy Downs
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.
Thank you Hutchinson Builders for sponsoring ten Stingless native bee stands to kick-start the Bee Super Highway. Jesse installed the first stand for us at the University of the Sunshine Coast – Brasserie Garden Court (later moved to the Queensland University of Technology QUT).
Thank you Dotmar Plastics for your assistance with design and machining of the Hive Haven prototypes (version 4 to 8).
We are very proud to be commercially manufacturing the Hive Haven V9. We thank Adam and his team at OzziKleen Sunshine Coast for enabling us to develop our roto-moulded hive which is capable of being insulated with either a soft or liquid insulator.