Beehive and Stand

$100.00

The hives that the Kirinya Beemasters Cooperative are requesting are Langstroth hives. These hives are stacking rectangular boxes with removable frames for the bees to build comb in.

Langstroth hive configuration is incredibly customizable, allowing the beekeeper to stack boxes of various heights, to their liking.

Key features of this type of hive include vertically hung frames, a bottom board with entrance for the bees, boxes containing frames for brood and honey (the lowest box for the queen to lay eggs, and boxes above where honey may be stored) and an inner cover and top cap to provide weather protection.

Currently most of the beekeepers in the Kirinya Beemaster Cooperative are using a basic “top bar” type of hive. Members know from their extensive training that the honey is easier to harvest from a frame in a Langsroth hive than from a top bar.

A hive stand keeps the hive off of the damp ground and away from ground moisture. This keeps the hive in better condition, reducing the risk of wood rot and mold. Beehive stands are good for keeping predators and other pests, like ants away from the hive.

 

 

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The hives that the Kirinya Beemasters Cooperative are requesting are Langstroth hives. These hives are stacking rectangular boxes with removable frames for the bees to build comb in.

Langstroth hive configuration is incredibly customizable, allowing the beekeeper to stack boxes of various heights, to their liking.

Key features of this type of hive include vertically hung frames, a bottom board with entrance for the bees, boxes containing frames for brood and honey (the lowest box for the queen to lay eggs, and boxes above where honey may be stored) and an inner cover and top cap to provide weather protection.

Currently most of the beekeepers in the Kirinya Beemaster Cooperative are using a basic “top bar” type of hive. Members know from their extensive training that the honey is easier to harvest from a frame in a Langsroth hive than from a top bar.

A hive stand keeps the hive off of the damp ground and away from ground moisture. This keeps the hive in better condition, reducing the risk of wood rot and mold. Beehive stands are good for keeping predators and other pests, like ants away from the hive.