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Types of Beehives

the Langstroth Hive
the Langstroth Hive

In modern beekeeping, a Langstroth hive is any vertically modular beehive that has the key features of: Vertically hung frames; Bottom board with entrance for the bees; Boxes containing frames for brood and honey: the lowest box of the hive for the queen to lay eggs, and boxes above where honey may be stored.

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the Top-bar Hive
the Top-bar Hive

Beekeeping is a great hobby, whether you keep bees for pollination, honey, profit, medicinal uses, or all of the above. But getting started with bees can be expensive if you use conventional hives. A basic setup with bees can cost more than $200, and building conventional hives and frames is time ...

the Warre Hive
the Warre Hive

A Warre hive is a vertical top bar hive that is simple to build and easy to use. The cost is about one-third to one-fourth the cost of one standard ten frame Langstroth hive. A Warre (pronounced war-ray) hive is simple to manage and maintain. Also known as tiered or supered top bar hives, a vertical…

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