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HiveiQ

A Better Beehive

For Professionals

For Hobbyists

Modular System

HiveiQ agritech

HiveIQ is an end-to-end system you can rely upon for better beehives, enterprise software and integrated agritech.

HiveiQ will complete their product range in late 2023 with the integration of agritech into the HiveIQ apiculture system. Their agritech is designed to be integrated, out of the way of day-to-day beekeeping but always on to compliment the wisdom of beekeepers with data-driven decision-making.

Download the brochure for all the details about our foundational launch products and roadmap for the future

Healthy Bees

Better for the bees, better for the environment and better for the beekeeper.

The HiveIQ beehive is the foundation of the HiveIQ beekeeping system. Constructed with high density Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) for high fusion strength, high quality and precision finish, the hives are designed for usability and long life. 

Rich in features & functionality

Interlocking design includes the queen excluder

Ensures a perfect seal between hive bodies, frames and the queen excluder eliminating hot or cold drafts and prevents water entering the hives.

Interlocking design between hives

Ensures a perfect seal between hive bodies, frames eliminating hot or cold drafts and prevents water entering the hive

Honeybees thrive in a thermally superior, more hygienic HiveIQ beehive.

Thermally superior by design 

EPS beehives help you keep more productive bees… With more than six times the insulation value of a standard wooden beehive, The HiveIQ beehive provides an environment more akin to living in a large hollow tree with a large thermal protective mass. 

The excellent thermal performance of the HiveIQ EPS beehive provides a healthy environment for honeybees all year round. It keeps the colony dry and warm throughout cold and damp winters and cool, productive and healthy throughout hot summers. 

40mm thick solid EPS hive top and walls prevents heat loss and heat radiating into the hive during hot weather. 

Recessed queen excluder enables a perfect seal between the brood box and second box.

The ventilated floor allows the colony to manage airflow, humidity in the hive. 

Insulation really matters

Keeping warm in winter and cool in summer takes energy (honey) and honeybees (Heater bees) assigned to the task of maintaining the temperature. The better insulated the beehive, the less honey and less honeybees are required.  

Honeybees are the masters of climate control in their hives, and they need to be. Maintaining brood temperature at a substantial 34°-36°C is critical for honeybee colonies to rear brood and survive and flourish as a colony. Wild honeybees choose to live in the hollows of large trees and logs because they provide a large protective thermal mass, reducing the amount of energy required to maintain the hive’s climate.

In contrast, most domesticated colonies are housed in fabricated timber hives with a typical wall thickness of 20mm offering very little insulation against the outside elements. The insulation is further decreased when the timber becomes waterlogged during damp cold winters leading to the rapid consumption  of honey stores, winter clustering, and susceptibility to diseases such as Nosema and Chalk brood. 

How do honeybee colonies stay warm in winter? 

The honeybee colony’s ability to survive the winter depends on their food stores. Keeping warm takes energy in the form of honey. In winter, the bees cluster around the brood to keep warm. The more thermally efficient the hive, the less honey is consumed for generating heat energy, the bees are required to be heater bees – freeing up the hives resources for other important activities such as foraging, hive hygiene and brood raising.

What is the problem? 

For more than 170 years, the standard beehive has been a timber hive, a revolutionary invention by Lorenzo Langstroth in 1851. Since then, the form, function and material technology used are largely unchanged from Langstroth’s original designs. 

 

HiveIQ EPS beehives help you keep more productive bees…

With more than six times the insulation value of a standard wooden beehive, The HiveIQ beehive provides an environment more akin to living in a large hollow tree with a large thermal protective mass. 

The excellent thermal performance of the HiveIQ EPS beehive provides a healthy environment for honeybees all year round. It keeps the colony dry and warm throughout cold and damp winters and cool, productive and healthy throughout hot summers. 

Our hives are dry rot and termite proof, and are engineered to endure the rigours of commercial beekeeping

  • Compatible with industry standard Langstroth frames
  • Constructed with bee safe and food grade materials
  • More than 6 times greater insulation than traditional timber hives
  • Stable hive temperature all year round with no condensation
  • No wasted energy on thermal management = More productive colonies
  • Faster assembly = bees on flowers faster and cheaper
  • More compact and lighter; fits 6 wide on a truck, with half the weight of timber

RFID/NFC Tag for Hive ID

Standard with every HiveIQ hive, our NFC tag and our HiveIQ hive diary will enable the beekeeper to view the control dashboard for each hive. 

Activities like disease inspections, requeening and harvesting can be logged in real time, for later recall and analysis.

Three Stage Entrance

The hive entrance can be configured to: optimise colony security; enhance in and out traffic.

The entrance provides a flat floor, enabling fast and efficient removal of debris such as dead bees, chalk brood and pests.

Hive tool proof

The 360 protective edge enables the hive tool to be inserted anywhere around the hive body without damaging the hive. 

Pest protection

The 360-degree edge prevents pests such as ants and wax moth entering the space between hive boxes.  

The bee environment

HiveIQ is for healthy bees, our products provide a better environment for bees than timber hives.

Our hives have zero toxic emissions or detritus that may affect your bees. Each hive’s construction material (EPS) is safe, non-toxic and totally inert. At no time in its life cycle will it contain or emit any Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). 

Wild honeybees choose to live in the hollows of large trees and logs because they provide a large protective thermal mass, reducing the amount of energy required to maintain the hive’s climate. In contrast, most domesticated colonies are housed in fabricated timber hives with a typical wall thickness of 20mm offering very little insulation against the outside elements. The insulation is further decreased when the timber becomes waterlogged during damp cold winters.

See our section on why insulation matters and how light weight EPS hives are better for beekeepers too.

EPS is recyclable

Our hives last longer than timber hives, many times longer and are 100% recyclable.

HiveIQ is committed to recycling all products we make, although that may be in a very long time, we will accept the return of all of our products and manage the recycling process.

The collected EPS is fed into a granulation machine. The granulated material is then fed to a hopper where it is stored before being compressed into continuous lengths for use in other products or resused in the production of more beehives.

Learn more about EPS recycling here.

Designed for professional beekeepers

An end to end, high performance, ruggedized beekeeping platform 

The HiveIQ System is purpose designed for migratory beekeeping and pollination
Our mission from the beginning was to produce a beekeeping system for the commercial, operational and team based requirements of professional beekeeping. 

Raised hive height: The use of folding legs on the HiveIQ hive pallet and hive stand raises hive height to a comfortable working height, minimising repetitive bending, reducing fatigue and injury to the beekeeper. 

  • Streamlines the storage, handling and transport of honey supers.
  • Leak proof drip tray
  • Strong and lightweight sheet metal construction.
  • Capacity for up to 24 HiveIQ honey supers
  • Easy handling and stacking with forklifts

Optimised for transport to fit on a standard truck – Hives fit 6 wide on pallets fit 3 wide on a truck (6 hives) and designed for fork lift, bobcat or mini loader. 

Light Weight EPS hives

Significantly lighter than other hives saving considerable cargo weight (reduced fuel consumption or greater hive volumes per trip). 

High Strength Protection

Pressed metal cover protects against damage from multi-level stacking on the truck, and pressure from heavy duty straps and winches. 

Interlocking design

The interlocking design of the HiveIQ beehive and hive bodies ensures the integrity of a complete HiveIQ pallet (load stays secure). 

Ergonomic Design

Comfortable hand grips enables better grip and reduces lifting stress, coupled with a lightweight system that is easier to lift and reduces injury risk.

Professional equipment for hobbyists

The HiveIQ 2 Hive Stand provides hobbyist with all of the features and functionality provided in the commercial hive pallet system. Holding two hives per stand. 

It includes all the features of the professional range including the pollen collector chute and receptacle, fold out legs to raise the hive height to a comfortable working height.

Our online shop provides a hobbyist bundle for first time beekeepers and a range of hobbyist packages for beekeepers looking for a more professional system with new features such as a better feeding system, pollen collection or breeding with Nucs. 

Modular Beekeeping System

Integrated pollen collector

The pollen collector is activated easily and quickly from a latch outside the hive is a second. The latch mounting is recessed to ensure it does not get caught or knocked and designed to rotate 180 degrees to ensure latch does not interfere with Varroa board operation. 

Pollen chutes integrated into HiveIQ pallets funnel pollen into drawers for easy collection and transport  

Large pollen grate size ensures colony traffic throughput, reducing congestion during high pollen/nectar foraging periods. Rugged single axle design prevents jamming or locking. Made from anodised aluminium, it provides strong, lightweight corrosion-resistant components designed to withstand dust, water, UV and heavy mechanical use. 

The system integrates a Pollen chute to direct pollen evenly into the pollen drawer and minimises loss due to wind, rain and pests. 

HiveIQ Pallet 2up with pollen chutes

Designed for palletised beekeeping or the hobbyist with 2, 4 or more hives arranged in doubles.

HiveIQ Pallet 4up with pollen chutes

Designed for palletised beekeeping or the hobbyist with 4 or more hives.

Easy Access pull tag

Simple removal and replacement of the pollen drawers from the pallets for transportation or collection

Pollen Drawer

The pollen collection drawer fits neatly into the HiveIQ pallet base which is easily accessible without disturbing the hive.

Hive Top Feeder

Feeding your bees made easy 

Similar to pollen, nectar is an essential food source for bees and its availability in the environment is determined by climatic and seasonal conditions.

There are occasions when floral resources are not available which can often lead to starvation.

The HiveIQ feeder system provides you with an easy solution to supplement feed to your hives.

Dual purpose hive top feeder The HiveIQ Hive Top Feeder is a dual-purpose integrated hive top feeding system, designed to facilitate both wet and dry feeding with minimal disturbance to the colony.

It consists of a highly insulated body, moulded with high density EPS, a removable food grade plastic liner and an easy access inspection cover and cap.

The feeder holds up to 10 litres of sugar syrup and 800g of pollen/protein patty mixture. 

Bee access to the liquid and solid food is centralised directly above the brood where the food is required. 

Inspection and refilling is performed from the top, without the need to fully open the hive, minimising disturbance to the colony.

A simpler nucleus hive…

The HiveIQ 4 frame conversion kit 

A nucleus hive (nuc hive) is a small hive with a typical capacity of 4, 5 and 6 frames. Nuc hives are predominantly used by beekeepers and queen bee breeders to split off new smaller colonies, and for hatching and mating new queens. 

The HiveIQ 4 frame conversion kit provides a considerably lower cost solution for beekeepers and simplifies the management and storage of what can be a considerable quantity of equipment and material for larger commercial operators. 

Stored hive equipment such as nuc hives and frames require specialised cool room storage or chemical treatments to repel pests such as wax moth and small hive beetles. The HiveIQ solution removes this problem.

The kit consists of a 30mm thick food-grade laminated foam divider board and an entrance divider/guide. 

The divider board is made from strong, light weight closed cell foam to prevent moisture absorption, and is laminated with a high strength food grade plastic preventing pest and bee chewing damage. 

The laminated coating also minimizes damage from rough handling. 

The conversion kit’s flexibility enables the hive to be quickly converted back to a 9-frame production hive when the nuc configuration is no longer required. 

Price Discounts

For bulk ordering

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LYSON Beekeeping Equipment

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