Honey Bee Hived!

Here they are, an assortment of honey bee hive styles, designs and features. The great, the weird, the illogical, the tried-and-true, the favourites, the experiments, the downright confusing . . .

All have one thing in common : no assessment is offered, no critique, no endorsement, no opinion. Just PVB (Pure Varietal Bliss). 

Have some fun!

Langstroth Hive  CLICK HERE

Top Bar Hive  CLICK HERE

Warré Hive  CLICK HERE

Flow Hive  CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE for our Valley Bees Unique Share Link

Langstroth and Topbar side by side in a healthy comparison
CLICK HERE

Below are some intriguing hive variations, none of which are actually endorsed by Valley Bees as there are specific hive requirements for keeping our bees here. But it shows what is happening around the world in a past, present and sometimes future context.

Dartington Hive  CLICK HERE

The Root Slide-out Brood Chamber  CLICK HERE

Sun Hive  CLICK HERE
    Sun Hive Poster  CLICK HERE

Long Langstroth Hive  CLICK HERE

Bauhaus (Omlet) Hive  CLICK HERE
    Note: CLICK HERE for a pretty informative PDF document!

Perone Hive  CLICK HERE

Holzer Style Log Bee Hive  CLICK HERE

Non-standard Designs & Disability Usability  CLICK HERE

Urb Hive  CLICK HERE

ToBee Hive  CLICK HERE

Sky Hive  CLICK HERE

5 Top Bar Variations:
• Top Bar to Heaven  CLICK HERE

• Thrive Hive  CLICK HERE
• BuBees Hive  CLICK HERE
• Bee Pods  CLICK HERE
• DIY Barrel Hive  CLICK HERE

Original Skep Hive  CLICK HERE

Layens Horizontal Hive  CLICK HERE

Langstroth to Layens Hive  CLICK HERE

Paradise Honey Polystyrene Beehives  CLICK HERE

The Perfect Hive – EPS or Wood?  CLICK HERE

Elevator B  CLICK HERE

RU Urban Hive  CLICK HERE

Glass Jar Bees  CLICK HERE

B&B – Bed’n’Bees (Huh?)  CLICK HERE

Sexy Urban Hive (Seriously?)  CLICK HERE

Stackable Urban Hive  CLICK HERE

Superior Bee Hive  CLICK HERE

TechnosetBee Plastic Bee Hive  CLICK HERE

National Poly Hive  CLICK HERE


38 DIY Hive Designs and Plans
  CLICK HERE

Construct and Repair Beehives – AHBIC  CLICK HERE

Which Hive is Right for Me?  CLICK HERE

The Original Langstroth Hive Plans  CLICK HERE

Langstroth’s Original Hive  CLICK HERE

It takes All Sorts!

The world of native bees is opening up to many in our communities.

Over the years, we have been privileged to interact with numerous people, each with different styles, different ideas, different boxes, different experiences, different stories.

The experiments, the trials, the innovations; the simplicity, the observation, the ingenuity, the proven. The amazing research, side by side with the gut feelings. New, old, akin, different. All with one common denominator – the goodwill of the bees, the increase in pollination, the improvement of our environment.

Coming soon, a bit of a sneeky-peek into this Beautiful Varietal World, all shared freely from our broader native bee community.