Many colonies can be kept side by side, or on two levels, enabling beekeepers to have. A large apiary within a very small space. The hives also give greater security to colonies than those free standing in an apiary. Until recently, beekeepers wishing to keep their bees in Slovenian hives had the problem of trying to transfer colonies from frames of other sizes, or await a swarm.
Slovenian A-Z hive makes its use more easy for those who wish to make the change. The Langstroth Slovenian AZ Hive comprises three sections each one holding 10 standard Langstroth frames. In height it is about 9 cm shorter than the Slovenian AZ hive. Whereas the Slovenian Hive has frames without lugs, and has metal spacers attached to the front and back parts of the hive for spacing the frames correctly, the self-spacing Hoffman-type frames only need one spacer, at each level, above the hive entrances inside the front. The bottom of the frames rest on two horizontal rods minimising any contact and allowing the frames to be easily withdrawn and replaced.A metal grill queen excluder is provided which can be placed beneath the second or third level, and below the bottom set of frames there is a tray which can be removed so that a varroa trap can be utilised. Each of the sections has a removable, mesh screen at the back, two of which also incorporate a feeder. The bees can be fed without disturbing the bees in any way. Whilst each level has an entrance, each can be closed or left open according to the strength of the colony and the weather conditions.
The main body of the hive is made in strong pine, the back door closes to darken the hive and to keep in the heat, though two hinged portions - one at the top and the other at the bottom, can be opened for extra ventilation should it be needed. The bottom hive entrance has a hinged, partly mesh alighting board, which can be closed and allows ventilation should the colony need to be moved. The other two openings can be closed with.
Slovenian Hives have a long and proud history. They have been tested over the years in harsh alpine areas and their distinctive design, as well as their well known decorated hive fronts, remain an important part of not only Slovenian beekeeping, but also the traditional culture of the region. 1 x Langstroth Slovenian AZ beehive 20-frames, 2 story with 1- feeder. Beehive must be covered by a roof or be in beehouse. It must be painted with wood paint or varnish on the outside beehive.
The item "Langstroth Slovenian AZ beehive 20-frames, 2 story with 1- feeder" is in sale since Friday, August 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Agriculture & Forestry\Livestock Supplies\Beekeeping". The seller is "maisterdan" and is located in Slovenia. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe.