Honey Bee Hived!
Here they are, an assortment of honey bee hive styles, designs and features. The great, the weird, the illogical, the tried-and-true, the favourites, the experiments, the downright confusing . . .
All have one thing in common : no assessment is offered, no critique, no endorsement, no opinion. Just PVB (Pure Varietal Bliss).
Have some fun!
Langstroth Hive CLICK HERE
Top Bar Hive CLICK HERE
Warré Hive CLICK HERE
Langstroth and Topbar side by side in a healthy comparison
Below are some intriguing hive variations, none of which are actually endorsed by Valley Bees as there are specific hive requirements for keeping our bees here. But it shows what is happening around the world in a past, present and sometimes future context.
Dartington Hive CLICK HERE
The Root Slide-out Brood Chamber CLICK HERE
Long Langstroth Hive CLICK HERE
Perone Hive CLICK HERE
Holzer Style Log Bee Hive CLICK HERE
Non-standard Designs & Disability Usability CLICK HERE
Urb Hive CLICK HERE
ToBee Hive CLICK HERE
Original Skep Hive CLICK HERE
Layens Horizontal Hive CLICK HERE
Langstroth to Layens Hive CLICK HERE
Paradise Honey Polystyrene Beehives CLICK HERE
The Perfect Hive – EPS or Wood? CLICK HERE
Elevator B CLICK HERE
RU Urban Hive CLICK HERE
Glass Jar Bees CLICK HERE
B&B – Bed’n’Bees (Huh?) CLICK HERE
Sexy Urban Hive (Seriously?) CLICK HERE
Stackable Urban Hive CLICK HERE
Superior Bee Hive CLICK HERE
TechnosetBee Plastic Bee Hive CLICK HERE
National Poly Hive CLICK HERE
38 DIY Hive Designs and Plans CLICK HERE
Construct and Repair Beehives – AHBIC CLICK HERE
Which Hive is Right for Me? CLICK HERE
The Original Langstroth Hive Plans CLICK HERE
Langstroth’s Original Hive CLICK HERE
It takes All Sorts!
The world of native bees is opening up to many in our communities.
Over the years, we have been privileged to interact with numerous people, each with different styles, different ideas, different boxes, different experiences, different stories.
The experiments, the trials, the innovations; the simplicity, the observation, the ingenuity, the proven. The amazing research, side by side with the gut feelings. New, old, akin, different. All with one common denominator – the goodwill of the bees, the increase in pollination, the improvement of our environment.
Coming soon, a bit of a sneeky-peek into this Beautiful Varietal World, all shared freely from our broader native bee community.