The Beecentric Hive is an 8 frame Langstroth hive with Warre style insulated quilt and vented roof. Langstroth versatility. Warre Hive bee-centred focus.
IPM Screened Bottom Boards
IPM screened bottom boards reduce the threat of varroa mites by allowing mites and debris to fall out of the hive rather than collect on the bottom board.
Insulated Warre Style Top Quilts
A Warre top quilt is a shallow box that sits on top of the hive and is filled with bedding. It reduces moisture and allows the hive to breathe.
Vented Warre Roof
The Beecentic Hive is topped off with a beautiful Warre Roof built to shed the elements while ensuring adequate insulation and ventilation.
8 Frame Medium Hive Boxes
8 frame medium boxes. Simplify your beekeeping practice by using 8 frame medium hive boxes instead of separate brood and honey super boxes.
Standard Langstroth Frames
The Beecentric Hive is designed to work with standard medium Langstroth frames and is compatible with honey extractors and medium frames feeders.
The Bee Community (Bee Comm)
We believe in a kinder, gentler approach to beekeeping and the ability of small-scale beekeepers to adopt and innovate best management practices rooted in honeybee biology and behaviour. The Bee Community supports small-scale and backyard beekeepers with classes and networking opportunities to manage honeybees using techniques that align with nature. We offer a variety of […]
Beehive Entrances According to Honeybees
The work of Thomas D Seeley strongly suggests that bees prefer small beehive entrances over large ones. Beehives with smaller entrances are easier to defend.
Bee Havers: The Important Role of Small-Scale and Hobby Beekeepers
Bee Havers are less bound to the economics of honey production and can thus pioneer and adopt techniques that more align with the needs of honeybees.
Assemble a Beecentric Hive
Asemble a Beecentric Hive. Brief overview of how to asseble the Beecentric Hive components. Vented Roof, the Screened Quilt Box, Bottom Board, and Boxes.
Overwintering A Beecentric Hive
Tips and tricks to overwintering an 8 frames Beecentric Hive. Increase colony survival with added winter insulation and maintaining proper ventilation.
8 Frame vs 10 Frame Hives
An overwintering cluster of bees is 8 frames wide. Narrower hives increase access to honey by storing honey above the bees and reducing lateral movement.