Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Bee Hive Equipment
Bee hives that are regularly moved from one location to another for pollination service usually employ a single migratory cover. The migratory cover does not overhang the hive on the two long sides. This flush fit of the cover allows for the hives to be tightly banded together for safe transport on trucks. Migratory covers usually offer lesser ventilation capability to the hive, and they are often more tightly sealed in place by the bees using propolis. Both covers serve well, and their use is the beekeeper’s preference The Peace Bee Farm hives shown in the picture are equipped with screened bottom boards, medium depth hive bodies and honey supers, and telescoping outer covers with inner covers.