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 reduce the threat of varroa mites by allowing mites and debris to fall out of the hive rather than collect on the bottom board.
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.
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 boxes. Simplify your beekeeping practice by using 8 frame medium hive boxes instead of separate brood and honey super boxes.
The Beecentric Hive is designed to work with standard medium Langstroth frames and is compatible with honey extractors and medium frames feeders.
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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 are less bound to the economics of honey production and can thus pioneer and adopt techniques that more align with the needs of honeybees.
Asemble a Beecentric Hive. Brief overview of how to asseble the Beecentric Hive components. Vented Roof, the Screened Quilt Box, Bottom Board, and Boxes.
Tips and tricks to overwintering an 8 frames Beecentric Hive. Increase colony survival with added winter insulation and maintaining proper ventilation.
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.