ABOUT

BeePak™ is the worlds first composite flat pack and insulated bee hive system. A key logistical problem with traditional hives is they weigh 50kg or more and last just 3 to 4 years in the field. Our BeePak™ hives weigh in under a remarkable 20kg and have a fantastic 50 year life span. This weight reduction means that even people with limited access to transport, as typically found in Africa and other developing nations can carry them on a bike or by hand.

With a collection of just 20 hives a good productive and environmentally friendly living can be made in rural Africa.  Our hives are highly resistant to parasites and do not provide any access for woodworm, and are highly resistant to honey badger assault and are constructed to remain highly functional even in extreme temperatures.  As a real added bonus, we designed BeePak™ to contain more honey racks than the traditional hive providing the genuine capability of increasing average production levels by 5kgs or more honey per hive.

OUR STORY

  • Our unique hives!

    Have been invented by to meet and resolve the frustrations of managing bee colonies in existing hive structures, our hive is the result of research, development and refinement.

  • How did we start?

    Mark and the Bee-Pak team combined their expertise in composite materials, manufacturing and marketing with their environmental and business skills to create and develop this innovative and effective pollinator residence. Bee hives have evolved little over the last few decades, but environmental pressures have changed dramatically. The ground breaking and award winning BeePak™ design has been designed to carry the aspirations of apiarists and farmers forward with viable, safe and secure hive structures that favour healthy vibrant and effective bee colonies. Including Apis Mellifera Scutellata ( The African Honey Bee) and Apis Mellifera Capensis (Cape Honey Bee) as well as Apis Mellifera (The European Honey Bee).

    Bees are the most economically valuable pollinator of agricultural crops worldwide and are also crucial in maintaining biodiversity by pollinating numerous plant species whose fertilisation requires an obligatory pollinator. Bees are a species that have shown great adaptive potential, as they are found almost everywhere in the world and in highly diverse climates

  • A great strategy

    Whilst the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is still to be determined, hive quality and the effect on bee sustainability and production is well understood – a healthy home produces better yields, greater survival rates and a better return on investment. CCD continues to frustrate scientists and apiarists, but all are agreed that the lower the environmental stressors, the healthier the colony, our BeePak™ hive provides a stable, secure and highly functional home, with minimum colony stress.

    BeePak™ hives maximise the benefits attributable to hive quality and also add numerous economic advantages as well as enhanced resistance to common pests and predators – strategically we have designed a hive to optimise the health, survival and production capacity of your vital plant pollinators.

  • Key objectives

    BeePak™ wants to help resolve economic stress for apiarists, improve the quality of the bee population, increase pollination and honey production and add value to the environment – all within the framework of a development company dedicated to exploring the most successful and ecologically sustainable hive construction possible.

  • Global intent!

     BeePak™ strives to be recognised globally as the company that took the hive and raised everyone’s understanding and expectation of just what it can add to global food production and bee health and diversity through the combination of the best of the 21st century materials and the unique understanding of a bees needs.

    We continue to explore the development of our hives, as like our bees we never sit still – but BeePak™ hives already out perform their competitors and are setting new standards of care for these valuable pollinators around the world.