The V9 Native Bee Box

About the V9 Native Bee Box

THE nice thing about native bees is the fact they are very low maintenance, they don’t swarm, and they don’t STING!

Once you buy a hive you can ‘love them and leave them’ or you can harvest honey and the cerumen once or twice a year by removing the ‘super’ at the top of your Hive Haven V9. View Our V9 Bee Box Here.

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 temperature and geographical region. 

The Hive Haven V9 has the following features

*. Hexagonal shape to mimic a natural tree log. * Ventilation holes x 4 enable the bees to regulate temperature and air flow. The bees have the option to open and close the holes when they need too. * Alleviates hive overheating (up to 45 degrees). * Food grade honey harvesting with minimum disturbance to the bees via 3D printed honey trays in the top of the box. * Manufactured from recyclable plastic, that won’t rot or require painting. * Budding hole and attachment provides the opportunity to propagate a new colony without having to physically open the hive to ‘split’ the brood. The Hive Haven V9 enables you to attach a ‘budding pipe’ from the existing (mother) hive to an empty Hive Haven V9 box. In the right conditions the native bees will build an additional colony in the new (daughter) box. Once the second hive is established the two boxes are separated resulting in two independent colonies.

Trial Sites

We thank our trial sites, scientists, engineers and general public who have volunteered their time and resources to build the Hive Haven stingless native bee box. We have built a box that’s easy to use whilst providing a holistic approach to the care and safety of Australian stingless native bees.  You are welcome to check out our V9 Beebox at a number of display sites. For locations click here.

 

Where to place your Hive Haven V9

Summer

  • The V9 needs to be out of direct sunlight by 11.00am onwards.
  • Place your hive in a sheltered position where it will be protected from the afternoon sun.
  • Placing your hive near large areas of concrete will increase heat mass. Grass is a better choice.
  • Provide a clear flight path for your bees.

Winter

  • It is very important that your V9 receives morning sun. All day sun is ideal.
  • Provide a clear flight path for your bees.

Summer/Winter

  • When moving your hive between Summer & Winter locations – it is important not to move it more than 1 metre at a time. Please allow the bees a few days re-orientate themselves in between each move.

Heat Waves

  • A major problem affecting native bees is heat stress. This was evident during the January 2014 heat waves when significant numbers of Australian native bee colonies died in Queensland & NSW.
  • Please adhere to our Summer & Winter instructions to ensure your colony is safe & happy!

Our Supporters

Hutchinson Builders sponsored 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).

Dotmar Plastics assisted with the 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.

Ready to have your very own Hive Haven Bee Box?