Sugarbag bees produces and sells a range of stingless bee keeping products including a hive stocked with bees, empty hive boxes, roofs and mounts for hives, tools, propolis, and honey. See below for a description of these products.
Hive Stocked With Bees
~4 week wait for hives  Want to keep your own stingless bees? You can start by finding your own nest and transferring it to a box. Or you can take an easy path and buy your first hive.  Pricing We sell Honey OATH hives stocked with a strong nucleus of...
The Australian Native Bee Book
The Australian Native Bee Book describes native bees generally and provides a complete guide to keeping 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...

Empty Bee Hives

We sell empty hive boxes in four designs: Standard OATH (Original Australian Trigona hive) with observation roof, Honey OATH, Mini OATH, and Mini Honey OATH. 

All hive boxes are professionally made, built of 25 mm thick hoop pine, nailed and glued, and painted (three coats). They are guaranteed to fit together precisely (important for sealing out natural enemies and climatic extremes), and to last for many years. The bottom of the mid section (where you split a hive) has built-in bars to prevent slumping after a split and to allow a clean split. The sections are held together with plastic strapping. The hives have short metal feet and a second hole for ventilation. Strapping is included in the price.

These products are available for collection from 473 Montague Rd, West End. For delivery, add about $25 for P&H.

Honey Oath Hive
This is our most common hive and the one we recommend for most purposes.  Compared with a standard OATH, the honey OATH has an extra compartment on top, called a honey super which allows you to remove honey with minimal disruption to the nest. Honey OATHs are also just as...
Mini OATH design
The mini OATH suits species with naturally smaller nests such as australis, clypearis, mellipes, etc... Like the normal size OATHs, the Mini OATHs come in both a two section standard with observation window and a three section honey version.  The shorter and flatter size reduces the volume. The internal volume...
Pollination OATH hive (coming soon)
Details coming soon

Hive Accessories

Metal Roof
Just like a wooden house, a wooden hive exposed to the elements needs a protective roof. We sell an effective metal roof that extends over the front and back of the hive. It grips onto the hive by its own tension.  Available for delivery or collection from 473 Montague Rd,...
Wooden Shelf
Use this shelf to mount your hive on a wall or post. It comes with two long coach screws to attach it to a wall. For added stability, you can use a small screw to secure the hive to the shelf, either from below or through the side brace.  Available for...
Brick & Paver Stand
A concrete ¾-size block and a 300 mm square paver makes a simple, effective and attractive hive mount. For stability, you can dig a hole and partially bury the block. Use a concrete foundation for greater stability. Place the paver on top for a broader and more secure base for...
Metal Stand
Our welded and galvanized hive stand makes a durable hive stand. Drive the stand into the ground with a mallet. Place the hive on top. Fasten the hive and roof to the base using the metal strap.  We currently have both 300mm and 600mm stands in stock - PLEASE NOTE...
Hive security cage
Use a sturdy metal cage in positions where security is a concern. The cage includes a door able to be padlocked (screws and padlocks not included). You can attach a roof over the top of the cage to protect your hive (roof not included). Silver metal or burgundy depending on stock...
Bed of Nails
This tool, which resembles a miniature bed of nails, is used to pierce the honey pots to extract honey. The price of a bed of nails is $50. Available for delivery or collection from 473 Montague Rd, West End. Go to Check Out to make your selection
Hive Tool
The American hive tool is ideal for separating hive sections and scrapping propolis.  Available for delivery or collection from 473 Montague Rd, West End. Go to Check Out to make your selection
 Propolis from stingless bees is the authentic didgeridoo mouthpiece.  What is it?  Propolis is the nest-building material of Australian native stingless bees. Indigenous Australian's collected it from nests and used it for all kinds of traditional purposes, including didgeridoo mouthpieces. We use propolis in beekeeping to form rings around the...
Honey extraction kit
This kit is all you need to start extraction honey from your Honey OATH. It includes a hive tool, bed of nails, box for collecting the draining honey, a 500 ml PET container and new straps and buckles for securing the hive closed after opening. Available for delivery or collection...
Picket hive mount
This star picket mount unit is made from Duragal steel with Coldgal zinc protection to welded areas. It allows you to easily mount your OATH hive on top of a steel picket (Y / star picket). The mount slips over the top of the picket securely, and the hive screwed or...
Hive communal shelter
This communal shelter holds 12 hives on two shelves protected by a sheet metal roof. it is sold in a flat un-assembled form. it is easily transported and assembled on location. The legs are 4 Y-pickets driven into the ground and the shelves and roof sections secured by tightening the...
Honey (200 ml Jar)
PRODUCT NOT AVAILABLE Sorry but we are not producing Sugarbag honey until further notice. We are focussing on producing more hives, both for sale and to build up numbers. While we are doing this, we cannot produce honey. We apologise for any disappointment, and will advise on our Facebook page...