Updates, tips, tricks, and how-to's of apicentric beekeeping. What is the beecentric hive and how best is it used and managed? Beecentric hive is a Warre hive, 8 frame Langstroth hive hybrid handmade and sold in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The apicentric hive is designed to work with the natural behaviours of the honeybee. The result is happier, heather bees, and less work for the beekeeper.
The beecentric hive can be managed like a traditional Langstroth hive (by adding to the top; super) or in the style of a Warre hive (adding from the bottom: nadir). The hive uses 8 frames instead of 10, as the over-wintering cluster of bees is the same width as the hive. Using medium boxes for everything (brood and honey) simplifies your beekeeping operation and increases your options.
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 the commercial beekeeping industry that we see today. Unfortunately, some aspects of the design [Read more…]
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? (Around $1000 Canadian*) Does it really make keeping bees easier? And, because we’re at BeecentricHive.com can it be used with other styles of hives to make them less expensive and more effective? Here’s my take.
The Flow Hive Is A New Way of Extracting Honey (Not A New Hive)
The first thing to understand about the Flow Hive is that it’s not [Read more…]