Beecentric Hive. Hives Built For Bees The beecentric hive is modelled after the honeybee’s natural habitat; a hollow tree trunk. Originally inspired by the Warre hive, the apicentric hive is made of 8-frame Langstroth boxes. The number of frames in a box is important as the width of the hive should not exceed the width of […]
Screened Bottom Boards Reduce Mites and Increase Ventilation Each Beecentic Hive is equipped with an integrated pest management (IPM) screened bottom board to reduce the threat of varroa mites and increase ventilation. Unlike solid bottom boards, screened bottom boards have an open 1/8th-inch wire mesh bottom. Honeybees are naturally good housekeepers. As the bees clean the hive and […]
A Floating Entrance Puts An Entrance Anywhere You Want One Nothing about natural honeybee behavior says that the entrance has to be on the bottom. So to give you (and the bees) more options, the Beecentric hive uses an innovative floating entrance design. A separate component from the rest of the hive, a floating entrance can […]
The Warre Top Quilt Keeps Honeybees Warm and Dry A Warre top quilt is a shallow box that sits on top of the hive and is filled with a bedding material such as straw, sawdust, or wood chips. The quilt box has a 1/8th-inch wire mesh bottom that separates the hive from the bedding material […]
A Beautiful Warre Roof Protects From The Elements The Beecentic Hive is topped off with a beautiful Warre Roof built to shed the elements. This sloped roof design protects the hive from rain, wind, and snow while ensuring adequate insulation and ventilation. Designed to fit over the top quilt, you don’t need to worry about […]
Simplify Your Beekeeping Practice With 8 Frame Medium Boxes Unlike conventional Langstroth hives, the Beecentric Hive uses 8 frame medium boxes for both brood and honey. No need to worry about purchasing separate boxes or two sizes of frames. The only difference between a brood box and honey super is what’s in them. This especially helpful […]
A Step-By-Step Guide To Beekeeping In Edmonton If you’re thinking about keeping honeybees in Edmonton you’ve probably come across the City of Edmonton’s Urban Beekeeping page. If so, you’ve read about 4 steps, city guidelines, swarm plans, PID numbers, and provincial agriculturalists. And if you’re like me, you’re probably a little confused, overwhelmed, and still unclear about […]
Beekeeping Tips I Wish I Had When I Started Keeping Bees When it comes to keeping honeybees there’s a lot of contradictory advice. There’s an old saying that if you ask 100 beekeepers a question you’ll get 101 answers. A long time beekeeper even told me that bees can’t consumer honey – so I’m not […]
Natural Beekeeping With A Warre Hive Allows Honeybees To Express Their Natural Behaviour Discovering the Warre Hive in an issue of Permaculture Magazine forever changed the way I keep bees. In contrast to the clumsy Langstroth, it was elegant, well thought out, and designed to work with honeybees. I was hooked.
Increase Winter Survival Rates With A Warre Top-Quilt and Roof For Your Commerical Langstroth Hive If you’re looking for a way to increase the winter survival rates of your 10 frame Langstroth hives, consider replacing your inner and outer covers with these 10-frame Warre Top-Quilts and Vented Warre Roofs.
Common Problems With The Design of The Modern Langstroth Beehive And How To Fix The modern Langstroth hive has revolutionized the beekeeping world and is by far the most successful hive design on the planet. Langstroth’s discovery of bee-space and the creation of the movable frame was such a game changer than it single-handily enabled […]
An Edmonton Flow Hive Review If you’re thinking about beekeeping, you’ve probably heard about Flow Hives. Heck, if you’re thinking about beekeeping, it’s probably because of Flow Hives! I can’t think another piece of modern beekeeping equipment that has captured the imaginations of potential beekeepers as this “honey-on-tap” contraption. But does it work? Is it worth the price? […]