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Beehives

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Beehive Accessories

We sell various beehive accessories to help manage and maintain your bee colony.

Beehive Features

Become acquainted with the features and advantages of the preferred South African beehive design.

Longevity

Our locally manufactured beehives are waksol dipped to ensure protection against the elements by sealing the wood and making it water repellant. This ensures a longer lifespan.

Honey Yield

The Langstroth hive is designed for the optimal yield of honey versus maintainable size, making it easy for the beekeeper to manage and maintain, as well as moving around when necessary.

Capacity

Because of its modular design, you can add multiple super boxes to the hive as the colony grows, in order to increase the honey production. You can go as big or as small as you like.

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Langstroth Beehive Benefits

The Langstroth beehive has many advantages which makes it such a popular choice among beekeepers.

Easy To Manage

The design of the Langstroth allows you to easily lift and move the super boxes for harvesting as well as the removable frames inside the box.

Universal Sizing

Due to the Langstroth hive’s popularity, sizing is universal which allows you to easily find spare parts, accessories, and extras for it. You can shop around from various suppliers for a single beehive’s parts.

Optimized Design

Successful beekeeping starts with the hive. The Langstroth style beehive provides the ideal environment for a thriving colony of bees and is optimised for honey production.

How To Attract Bees To A New Hive

To help attract bees to your new beehives you can use the following easy-to-make recipe of essential oils;

  • Half a cup of Olive Oil
  • 5 Drops Lemon Grass Oil
  • 5 Drops Eucalyptus Oil
  • 5 Drops Lavender Oil

Mix everything together. Paint the inside of the hive with the mixture.

*Recipe by Johan Klopper

Where To Place Your Beehive

There are various factors to consider when placing a beehive.

Water Source

Bees need water too..

Place your beehives close to locations with water sources, or add your own by using refillable bee feeders and filling them with clean water. You can also make a water bowl by adding marbles to prevent them from drowning. If you have a pool, add flotation devices.

Food Sources

Bee Friendly Plants

Be sure to place your hives in locations with plenty of food or you may run the risk of losing your swarm. Plant bee friendly plants such as basil, sage, thyme, lavender, watermelons, cucumbers and pumpkin. Plants with long-blooming cycles are best.

Location

Placement matters...

Place your beehives on stands in full sun as hive beetles prefer shady spots. Bees will regulate the temperature accordingly. Treat the soil beneath your hives regularly to kill any pest larvae that may threaten the health of the colony.

History Of The Langstroth Hive

The Langstroth hive was invented by a nature-loving preacher of the same name more than 150 years ago in Philadelphia, USA.

The inventor, Rev. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth discovered that bees thrive in a space between 6 mm and 9 mm. He set about designing a modular hive that allows for the colony to grow and produce more honey over time.

This iconic design which has yet to be improved in over a century consists of three sections.

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