New Horizons, a not-for-profit social enterprise, manufactures high-quality beehive frames and employs a total of 38 intellectually disabled people as well as four staff.
New Horizons saw an opportunity to purchase the manufacturing equipment for making beehive frames from Hydes Creek Woodworks formerly located in Bellingen and the business was moved to the Coffs Harbour location in 2017.
The manufacturing process has been streamlined, and staff have been trained to turn out high-quality beekeeping woodenware for the beekeeping industry.
The owner of Mt. Coramba Apiculture, Glenn Locke recently visited the factory and was impressed with the high quality of the frames being turned out.
New Horizons can manufacture a wide range of beekeeping woodenware.
They specialise in Langstroth frames in the standard sizes:
Their talented staff can also make non-standard gear such as short frames for queen rearing nucs or specialty frames for other types of hives such as top bars.
The stock is always available in the Coffs Harbour factory for small orders. Alternatively, they can fill large orders and several significant local and interstate beekeeping businesses source frames made at the facility.
New Horizons can assemble beehive frames to your requirements.
Frames are glued and nailed for extra strength. The top bars are well secured to the end bars with staples on each side. Eyelets are inserted into the end bars before wiring. Wax or plastic foundation can be fitted depending on your needs.
Samples can be supplied to any prospective customers.
Assembled frames can be shipped to anywhere in Australia by arrangement.
Enquiries can be directed to the Business Services Manager.
Ph. 02 6691 8102