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    Beekeeping With Horizontal Hives

    While not as common in the US, Horizontal hives are used a lot in Europe. Lately, this type of beehive has been gaining interest, as it is a simple hive that work with natural beekeeping methods. Horizontal hives also work great for backyard and urban beekeepers. There are 3 different types of horizontal hives.  The top bar, horizontal or long langstroth hive, and the Layens hive.  This article will talk about the different horizontal hives, compare them to the langstroth, and list some horizontal hives for sale.   What is a Horizontal Hive? While Langstroth hives are vertically stacked boxes, horizontal hives are single story hives that expand the width of…

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    The Best Wood Preservative for Beehives

    Getting started in beekeeping can be a bit of an investment with all of the supplies you need to buy.  The cost of beehives, bee suits, and tools can all add up.  However, if you take care of your equipment, it can last you for several years.  That’s why it’s important to use a good wood preservative for beehives to expand the longevity of your hives.  A well preserved beehive can last for many years, especially if it is kept on a hive stand.  There are a few different things used to protect wood, so what is the best wood preservative for beehives? Why Preserve Your Beehives? Because beehives are…

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    Parts of a Beehive and Langstroth Beehive Measurements

    When you see a beehive in books or on tv, most likely it is a Langstroth hive. This type of beehive has been used since it’s invention in 1851. The first movable frame beehive revolutionized beekeeping by incorporating “bee space” into a top opening hive with frames that can easily be removed. It is such a practical and innovative design, that today we use the same measurements in modern beekeeping. What is a Langstroth Beehive? The Langstroth beehive is the most commonly used beehive today.  Appearance wise, Langstroth hives look like tall, wooden drawers. That’s because this hive consists of stackable wooden boxes containing frames for the bees to build…

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    How Does a Flow Hive© Work?

    Beekeeping has been the same for very many years.  That is, until the Flow Hive entered the market.  The Flow Hive is best known for being able to drain honey from a tap straight from the hive. Since then, there have been a lot of questions about the Flow Hive.  Common questions are How does a Flow Hive work?  Is the Flow Hive good for bees?  How much does a Flow Hive cost?  This article will answer a few of the basic questions about the Flow Hive.   Images remain the copyright property of Flow® and are reproduced here with their permission. What is a Flow Hive©? Created in Australia by…

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    8 Frame Langstroth Hive Dimensions

    While 10 frame Langstroth hives are seen as more “standard”, I noticed that many beekeepers are opting for 8 frame hives lately. And that’s no surprise. There are many benefits to 8 frame Langstroth hives. Benefits of 8 Frame Langstroth Hives Weight By far, the biggest benefit of using an 8 frame Langstroth hive is the weight. A super full of honey is quite heavy, and don’t forget that you’ll be lifting the super from the top of other boxes.  Using an 8 frame hive instead of a 10 frame significantly reduces the weight of the box, making honey harvesting much more manageable.   For example, an 8 frame shallow super…

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    10 Best Complete Bee Hives For Sale in 2021

    Are you interested in beekeeping?  Who wouldn’t be? Beekeeping is fun, educational, and it is beneficial to our ecosystem.  To be a successful beekeeper there are a few things you must have. The most important thing is the bee hive.  This article will discuss and compare the top complete bee hives for sale, so you can choose the best one for you.  What To Look For in a Complete Bee Hive Type of Beehive  The first thing you need to consider when choosing a complete bee hive for sale is the type of hive.  The 3 main types of bee hives are the Langstroth Hive, the Top Bar Hive, and…

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    How Do Beehives Work?

    Most people know that beehives are where honey bees live and make honey.  But have you ever thought, how do beehives work?  A beehive is a simple, yet innovative structure that has been around for thousands of years. While beekeeping began using pottery vessels 9,000 years ago, modern beehives were created in the 1850’s.  Since then, the basic design of a beehive has remained mostly the same.  Disclosure: As an affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. This is at no cost to you and helps to keep this website running. What is a Beehive? The word beehive is sometimes confused with the term bee nest.  While similar, the two are…

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    All You Need to Know About Langstroth Bee Hives for Sale

    If you have ever imagined a bee hive or seen one on TV, in an advert or on the side of the road as you drove through the country, you saw a Langstroth bee hive. For over 150 years, Langstroth bee hives for sale have dominated the industry despite the many different, newer, and more advanced options available. The simple truth when it comes to the popularity of the Langstroth bee hive brand is that – it works! We are going to take a closer look at Langstroth bee hives, what they are made of, why they are so popular and why you should consider using them on your next…

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    8 Best Bee Hive Starter Kits to Get in 2021

    Beekeeping is an extremely rewarding hobby to get involved in. Not only can one bee hive yield up to 100 pounds of honey, bees are excellent pollinators that would enhance any garden.  Beekeeping helps the environment too. Bee populations are declining everywhere due to pesticides and disease. Starting a bee hive helps increase the population of bees, which helps the ecosystem at the same time.   The easiest way to get into beekeeping is to buy a bee hive starter kit. But, what should you look for in the best bee hive starter kit?  All starter kits include a complete bee hive. Others will include the complete hive and accessories, such…

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    A Review on Busy Bees ‘n’ More Beehives

    When buying a beehive you want a quality product, made of durable materials that will last a long time. The Amish are known for their woodworking, so it makes sense that they’d excel at constructing beehives.   About Busy Bees ‘n’ More Located in Ohio, Busy Bees ‘n’ More are manufacturers of Langstroth beehives. What sets them apart from other beehive manufacturers is that these hives are made by Amish woodworkers.  The Amish are known for their quality craftsmanship and high quality woodwork.   All Busy Bees ‘n’ More hives are made in the USA using responsibly sourced wood.  They sell both 8 and 10 frame hives, as well as a starter…