That is no longer the question.
Yesterday my husband picked up my early Christmas present. It is a native Australian bee hive.
To be more precise, it is a hive for Tetragonula Carbonaria, which sounds like a pasta dish but is a small Australian stingless bee.
They make only a small amount of honey, which we will leave as their winter food source. We bought them to assist in pollinating our garden (and because I am interested in creating a garden that is more of a complete system).
There is a foam box to protect them from the weather, which they have needed today. I have planted flower seedlings around the hive and situated it under the arch, so when the passionfruit grows it will have more protection.
I love my new hive, it is definitely a welcome addition to my garden.