These are the parts that make up your back garden bee hive.
modern bee hive is like a highly efficient multistoried factory with each story having a specific function. These stories
work together to provide a home for bees and a honey factory for the beekeeper.
Cover - Telescoping cover telescopes over the sides of the top super to protect the hive. Galvanized covering.
Inner Cover - Creates a dead air space for insulation from heat and cold.
Shallow Supers - For surplus
honey storage. Bees store their extra honey in these for the beekeeper to take. 6-5/8'', 5-11/16'' supers, or even hive bodies
may be used.
Queen Excluder - Keeps the queen bee in the brood chambers as she is too large to pass through
the excluder. Prevents her from laying eggs and raising brood in honey supers placed above the excluder.
Bodies - Brood Chambers are the bees’ living quarters. Queen lays eggs in these chambers and brood is raised. Honey
is also stored for the bees’ food.
Bottom Board - Forms the floor of the hive. Shown with wooden entrance
reducer in place to keep mice and some cold out during winter.
Hive Stand - Supports the hive off the ground
to keep hive bottom dry and insulate hive
|Diagram and diamensions for a standard hive.
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