In 410, the Hivers began moving the Hive Federation capital from Guaran to Glea. The move ended in 490. Glea itself was settled by the Hivers in -866. The Hiver calendar is based on the period of Glea around its star, New Primary. The calendar was adopted at the urging of M. Martinka.
Please see the following AAB articles for more information:
- Charted Space Chronology
- Glea rotates on its axis once in 22 standard hours. This is called a "cycle" by the Hivers.
- The Hive Federation year is 143 cycles, or about 179 standard days, in length.
- Glea orbits New Primary with a period of 358 standard days; consequently there are slightly more than two Hiver years to every standard/Imperial year.
The Hiver calendar commences with the year 1, cycle 001, on which Glea officially became the capital of the Hive Federation (IY 410).
Dates are expressed by year/cycle; for example: 105/042.
1111 = 1401