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The SpyHive™ from Beequip NZ is an observation beehive with nearly complete visibility of the inner workings of a beehive. Its durable construction and sturdy polycarbonate panels make it a safe and easy way for anyone to learn about bees. The design includes bee access to the outside and chambers for food and pest control, allowing it to be managed like a traditional hive. It is available in two styles that can be mounted on a wall or placed on a bench, and can also be temporarily moved to different locations. It is very helpful for scientific research, beekeeping, and as a unique attraction for retail stores, rest homes, cafes, hospitals, kindergartens and more.
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There are so many amazing things to see in a SpyHive™.
Here a just a few:
A 3/4 depth frame (175mm high) is used at the bottom for the queen to lay in. The top frame is full depth (231mm high) and is used to store food for the colony. A stainless steel queen excluder is fitted between the 2 frames. Frames are not supplied with the SpyHive™ unless by special request.
High quality polycarbonate panels are used to cover the beehive frames instead of glass for many very good reasons.
One polycarbonate panel has a hole with a black plug fitted. The plug can be removed for a large range of activities including:-
The SpyHive™ comes in several options:
Wall Mount Option:
This comes with a special bracket allowing you to mount it to the wall and swivel it 180 degrees, all while maintaining the exit for the bees to carry on there duties. This registered design allows for maximum viewing without taking up prime bench space. The bracket is designed so that you can easily shut the entrance and then remove the SpyHive™ from the bracket temporarily to go and display elsewhere. This is our most popular option and also the most secure.
Bench Mount Option:
This is designed to sit on a bench as stationery and use flexi-hose to connect it to the outside. It comes with a pair of feet to give stability. These are packed separately and easily secured with one screw each.
ACM Hive Cover Panels:
These sturdy panels have a rubber seal and are held in place with a magnet. The rubber seals help to keep the beehive warm and the panels keep the beehive in darkness, just like their natural habitat. The inside surface of the covers is ideal for keeping diary notes with a whiteboard marker pen. Notes could include:-
The SpyHive™ is made from bee friendly untreated plywood and available in 2 colours.
Included with the SpyHive™ package will be:
An Outside Entry assembly is not included with the SpyHive™ but can be purchased here.
The Bee Harvester Kit is sold separately and can be purchased here
An instruction manual is supplied with the SpyHive™.