EPS- Expanded Polystyrene Hives
In stock for delivery or local pickup.
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Satellite Hive Monitoring
SATELLITE DATA COSTS ARE FALLING. The internet of things reduces management costs and increases yields. The marginal cost of monitoring your apiary can be as little as $3 per hive per year. Order from our store
This website is dedicated to ensuring West Australian beekeepers have access to high-performance polystyrene beehives and apiary monitoring equipment. EPS, Expanded Polystyrene hives, are equally suited to commercial, sideline and hobby beekeeping. Whether you are wanting to establish a couple of hives, expand a sideline interest or are considering them for commercial use, your EPS boxes will establish faster, last longer and produce more honey over time.
Satellite apiary monitoring equipment assists beekeepers of a medium scale to time their visits, make their choices for hive placement and save time, fuel and money. One recent customer stated he could no longer afford not to use them. Our MBK app helps interpret the data from your hive scales. We are also working on a production database module to support beekeepers to manage their BQUAL compliance for traceability that also encourages us to maintain our biosecurity.
Finally, Paradise EPS hives are strong and maintenance free and will last a generation of beekeeping. They are quick to assemble and can be legally and effectively treated for AFB in West Australia with sodium hypochlorite.
We CAN Deliver ANYWHERE IN Western Australia
We use Startrack and Australia Post and have very fair rates.
- 2 Kits can be home delivered to your door for $49.
- Pallet orders can be shipped to our Perth depot from $90.
Nucleus Hives SEASONALly available
We produce nucleus colonies in spring and summer. Please register your interest on our waiting list if you would like us to contact you as they become available.
EPS Hive Volume Pricing
We recognise that you want the best price.
Therefore our volume pricing is fair and generous.
Quantities are configured to suit pallet and Startrack deliveries with volume breaks from 5 kits.
Why use Paradise Poly Hives
Paradise hives have been in the Australian market for 7 years and in that time have established themselves as market leaders. Other brands do exist however the Paradise hive continues to be used as the benchmark. Only the Paradise poly system has seen continuous development to suit the Australian market, environment and the needs of commercial beekeepers. Beekeepers in VIC, NSW and QLD report production increases from 35% to 65%. The production enhancement due to the use of poly hives is often linked to superior overwintering and healthier colonies that build well in spring. It will be interesting in time to see whether similar production increases are attainable in WA.
Our Breeding Program, Nucleus Hive and Queen Waiting Lists
From Late September to the end of February we prepare nucleus colonies for supply to our waiting list customers. These are released on a first come first served basis and subject to the season.
We raise cells from a selection of our own and breeder queens we purchase from others. Our Drone mothers are previous years hives that had record production and/or suitable temperament.
Hive Scale Monitoring Equipment
Hivemind hub and scale systems enable real-time production monitoring. Of course, nothing beats a shake to confirm the nectar is still coming in.
Beekeepers use hivemind to plan apiary visits and moves and determine where in the nectar flow they are and so when to rob their hives.
Users save hundreds of dollars in fuel and weeks of time over a year using this precision apicultural tool.
Use Hivemind on your phone to show 6 hourly weight changes and monitor nectar production and hive activity. The system reports by satellite. It’s an always-on, always reliable connection.
At modernbeekeeping.com.au we know we are early adopters and it will take time to establish the merit of new practices in any industry.
In West Australia’s temperate climate there is no need to provide insulation for our colonies.
In standardising our growing practice, we looked for the choices that would give us production improvements and have found E.P.S. works in our growing business.
At MBK our focus is to stock, supply and deliver EPS hive ware to the West Australian apiculture industry at pricing that is commercially viable for our customers.
We welcome your phone enquiries and encourage you to consider the value and deals are available here on this website.
– Myles Happ-
Please feel free to email us and we will get back to you.
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ANNIEBROOK WA 6281
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