The First Hive Entrance Innovation in 170 Years
Bee colonies differ in size, temperament and productivity. Apart from some small variations in bee hive size, all the entrances are found at the bottom of the hive and tend to be too large.
Any floor or base can be used with my preference being a simple flat board. I use a screened/or mesh floor on colonies I would like to evaluate for varroa.
The 'Natural' Hive
The Intrance (modified entrance) replicates the natural colony entrance using propolis, enhancing hive hygiene, productivity, calmness and management.
Less is More - Colony Benefits
ability to place a brood box directly on a board, thereby negating the need for a standard floor.
Increased pollination and honey production (foragers recruit 3 times more foragers on honeycomb than brood comb)
Improved hive protection from wasps
Distinct 'landing strip' that becomes coated in propolis thereby improving hive hygiene