Being less disruptive to bees during inspections and its better yields in terms of honey production compared to others, this is the most recommended beehive. The brood chamber and the honey super are divided such that only the available honey is harvested. The frames of the super fit perfectly into the extractor and in this way the combs are not destroyed every time honey is harvested.
Average annual production in Kg
Kenya Top Bar Hive
Traditional Log Hive
The important components of a Langstroth hive are
The parts should have the recommended dimensions and must fit perfectly with one another. It is very important to use well seasoned wood which should preferably be hard wood. Pines or cypress can also be used. Grevilea robusta can be used but the wood is not durable. Avoid knots when making the hive as they are likely to cause cracks. Use a flame to kill parasites that hide in angles and joints of the hive box and frames.
The three most important factors to consider when designing an apiary are:
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