The Only Bee Hive Entrance That Replicates The Natural Entrance Opening Honey Bees Commonly Use In The Wild
In the wild, bees enter their colonies through small holes of approximately
25mm diameter which are very easy for them to defend, against wax moth and wasps.
One colony could have several entrances. They build a propolis barrier on the inside, if the entrance is exposed, to deflect the wind, and for colony defense.
The UD Intrance recreates this entrance in a modern beehive.
Honey bees using UD intrances
Installing UD Intrances
BeeSpace Upstairs/Downstairs Intrances
Bees recruit 3x more foragers on empty or honeycomb (Tautz 1996)
Decreased aggregation of guard bees in one site (lower entrance)
Hive boxes can easily be moved around;
decreased swarming due to congestion;
multiple queens can be used;
easier and improved method of Rose Hive type beekeeping.
standard floor not needed.