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  • My personal list of Web Bookmarks
  • Types of Beehives - I list over 40 types!
  • Educational videos from Perfect Bee
  • Calendar - for Florida Beekeeping
  • Literature - Publications, Blogs, etc.
  • Terminology and Acronyms
  • HOW to buy a Queen Bee
  • HOW to choose a hive TYPE - (coming "soon")
  • Jamie Ellis' "Field Guide to Beekeeping"
  • YouTube channels plus films & documentaries
  • FaceBook's Groups on Beekeeping
  • Honey Labels, Facts, and Laws
  • My Hive Removals & Swarm Captures
  • Bee College - Agendas, Notes & Teacher Presentations 2020!
  • My Library of Books and Literature
  • Beginning Beekeepers - check-in here!


  • Types of Beehives - Historical, Backyard, Commercial

    Over 50 types of hives listed!
    Hive Type
    Index:
    Apimaye | AZ | Bait | Bee Gum | Beehous | Berlepsch | BS | British Modified National | Bubee | Carlisle | Commercial | Dadant | Dalton & Stevens | Danzenbaker | Della Rocca | Donovan | Dugdale | Dunford | Elevator B | Flow | Fulkerson | Gravenhorst | Horizontal | Huber Leaf | Jackson | Julius Hoffman | Langstroth | Layens | Lazutin | Lego® / Nucleus | Meyers | Mud and Clay | National | Nuc / Nucleus | Observation | Perone | Plastic | Poppleton | Queen Castle | Rose | Skep | Single Story | Smith | Sun | ThermoSolar & Smart | To-Bee | Top Bar | Valhalla | Vulcan | Warre | WBC | Misc. Hive Links |

    Many of the lesser known hive types linked above and listed below are, thankfully, provided by Grossmann's Bees web pages

    A June 21, 1918 article in Bee Culture, featuring Eliza Jane Donovan,
    lists Jane and 5 other women who designed and patented beehives in the 19th century!
    Click this link to see an illustration of Eliza Jane Donovan's patented hive.
    Also see the pdf version of the document with an enlarged illustration.

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  • Beehive - Definition (and contrast with "nest")
  • Hive Tracks - Hive management software
  • The Hive - Experience the drama of life inside a real beehive in this mesmerising installation. (at Kew Royal Botanic Garden, London)
  • Choosing Your Hive: A Closer Look at Langstroth, Warre and Top Bar Hives
  • Beehive Components Part I: Building a Hive from the Ground Up - Component parts of a Langstroth Hive, part I, by Dadant
  • Beehive Components Part II: Frames & Foundation - Component parts of a Langstroth Hive, part II, by Dadant


  • = = = = = = = = = = Do It Yourself (DIY) - hive plans and How-To = = = = = = = = = =
    DIY - Hive Plans & Construction
  • 35 FREE DIY Beehive & Bee Accessory Plans That Will Save You Money
  • Jigs for making bee hive boxes - by Carl Korschgen; making medium supers: box joint, handle, & frame rest jigs
  • 38 Free DIY Beehive Plans & Ideas That Will Inspire You To Become A Beekeeper
  • Langstroth long hive build review and features
  • How to build a Langstroth Hive
  • Free plans for DIY construction of hives.
  • Free hive plans for horizontal hives and others.
  • Long Langstroth Hive Mods Part 1 and Part 2
  • Assemblage des cadres - mass-assembly of frames, using large jig
  • Assembling frames from Mann Lake for a Langstroth deep honeybee hive
  • Beekeeping - Making Medium Frames (Langstroth)
  • 5-Frame Nuc Beehive - DIY construction plans by
  • How to Make Side Bars (for frames)
  • FatBeeMan Frame building and installing wax foundation
  • Jigs for making bee hive boxes - by Carl Korschgen
  • Queen Castles: What I use and How to Build
  • Bonterra Bees - Observation Hives - Do It Yourself Plans
  • Hexagon Cutting Jig
  • Easy Beehive Handle Jig
  • INCRA LS Demo: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 - Box Joints & Dove Tails; absolutely awesome!

  • DIY - Making Box Handles
  • Bee Box Handles
  • DIY beehive handle making jig for the circular saw
  • Making Hand Holds in the Beekeeper's Workshop - uses a radial arm saw

  • DIY - Making Wax Foundation
  • How To Make Thin Sheets Of Beeswax For Foundation, Starter Strips, Candles And Modelling
  • KINGREAL Beeswax Foundation Production Line
  • Homemade Beeswax Foundation
  • Beesource


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    Apimaye Plastic hives
  • Most Advanced Beehive? - YouTube
  • Apimaye USA - Home
  • Thermo Bee Hives - Best hives for honeybee colony survival - Apimaye USA
  • Apimaye Insulated Langstroth Ergo Beehive Set - Apimaye Insulated Bee Hives
  • Apimaye 4 Queen Mating Nuc REVIEW - YouTube
  • Apimaye Beekeepers - FaceBook Group
  • Apimaye 4 Queen Mating Nuc REVIEW - YouTube
  • How to Apply Oxalic Acid Vaporizer on Apimaye Bee Hives - Apimaye Insulated Bee Hives

  • Other Plastic hives
  • Plastic beehive close up review of NUPLAS food grade bee hive
  • What is “Dunford’s Urban Beehive”?
  • What is a “Beehaus Hive”?


  • Polystyrene hives
  • Lyson 6 Frame Polystyrene Hive Over Winter Trial - 10 times the insulating factor of standard langstroth hives.
  • Testing the Abelo Polystyrene Beehive - Overview of Features
  • Abelo polystyrene national hive - for sale in the UK
  • Polystyrene Hive Inspection


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    AZ Hives - Note: AZ are the initials of the creator of the hive:   Alberti-Žnideršič
  • Slovenian "AZ Hive" Project
  • Slovenian AZ hive discussion
  • AZ Hive in Action
  • The Slovenia AZ hive. Beekeeping from another point of view. A 14.8 MB PDF file; © Mark Chorba, 2016
  • Slovenian Bee Hives | Precious Bee Hives, Yale MI
  • AZ hive creators. A place to design and build AZ hives - a Facebook Group
  • AŽ Hivers - a Facebook Group


  • Bait Hive
    The term "bait hive" is a synonym for "swarm trap". Some folks prefer the term bait hive because the swarm "trap" is not a trap... it does not capure (trap) the bees, and the bees can come and go, at will!


    Bee Gum Hive
  • What is a "Bee Gum" hive?


  • Beehous Hive
  • What is a “Beehaus Hive”?


  • Berlepsch Hive
  • Referenced and pictured in "Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee"; pg. 114 of the 1927 edition.
  • Berlepsch hive w/back cushion - an illustration


  • British Modified National Hive
  • What is the “British Modified National Hive”?
  • 11-Frame British National Hive


  • Bubee Hive
  • What is the “Bubee Beehive”?


  • BS National Hive   See also: Smith Hive (a BS, British Standard Hive
  • BS National Beehive - Wikipedia description
  • Which Hive?


  • Carlisle Hive
  • See: Magnum, W.A. 1921. Beed and Beekeeping Past & Present. Antique miniature hives show the development of American hives. Part 2. American Bee Journal, 161(6):629-635.


  • Commercial Hive
  • Which Hive?


  • Dadant Hive (aka “Dadant-Blatt” or “Modified Dadant” or “Langstroth Jumbo” hive)
  • What is the “Dadant Beehive”?


  • Dalton & Stevens Hive
  • See: Magnum, W.A. 1921. Beed and Beekeeping Past & Present. Antique miniature hives show the development of American hives. Part 2. American Bee Journal, 161(6):629-635.


  • Danzenbaker Hive
  • Facts about Bees: Management of Danzenbaker's Hive for Comb Honey - a book by F. Danzenbaker
  • an illustration of the adjustable Danzenbaker Hive and also another


  • Dartington Hive - a type of horizontal hive
  • What is a “Dartington Hive”?


  • Della Rocca Hive
  • Referenced and pictured in "Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee"; pg. 109 of the 1927 edition.
  • Della Rocca Hive - an illustration on pg. 109 from Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee by Chas. and C.P. Dadant, 1922


  • Donovan Hive - Eliza Jane Donovan
    A June 21, 1918 article in Bee Culture, featuring Eliza Jane Donovan,
    lists Jane and 5 other women who designed and patented beehives in the 19th century!
    Click this link to see an illustration of Eliza Jane Donovan's patented hive.
    Also see the pdf version of the document with an enlarged illustration.
    Kaylee Richardson (of The HoneyStead channel) does a great YouTube video about Eliza.

    Dugdale Hive - the "Moth-Proof and Non-Swarming Bee Hive"
  • See: Magnum, W.A. 1921. Beed and Beekeeping Past & Present. Antique miniature hives show the development of American hives. Part 2. American Bee Journal, 161(6):629-635.


  • Dunford's Urban Beehive
  • What is “Dunford’s Urban Beehive”?


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    "Elevator B" Hive
  • What is the “Elevator B Hive”?


  • Flow Hive
  • HoneyFlow.com - Honey On Tap From Your Own Beehive - Flow™ Hive Home
  • The FlowHive 2 BeeHive unboxing, assembly, and my thoughts. Suggestions... - YouTube
  • The Flow Hive for honey bees, Love it? Hate it? or Undecided? Price? Review of Quality Control - YouTube
  • Beginner Beekeeping Videos - Flow™ Hive
  • Flow Hive Flow FRAME breaks apart - beekeeping 101 with Flowhive
  • Don't buy a Flow Hive until you've seen this
  • Harvesting Honey From A FLOW HIVE & Thoughts & Impressions of the Flow Hive
  • Flow Hive Success - How to best use a Flow hive


  • Fulkerson Hive
  • See: Magnum, W.A. 1921. Beed and Beekeeping Past & Present. Antique miniature hives show the development of American hives. Part 2. American Bee Journal, 161(6):629-635.


  • Gravenhorst Hive
  • Referenced and pictured in "Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee"; pg. 115 of the 1927 edition.


  • Horizontal Hive
  • Horizontal Hive - Dr. Leo Sharashkin
  • OPENED up a HORIZONTAL BEE HIVE and found this! - Dr. Leo Sharashkin
  • Horizontal Hive - DIY construction plans, etc. by Dr. Leo Sharashkin
  • American Bee hives are ALL WRONG here is why! split hives 4 weeks later - Dr. Leo Sharashkin with "Off grid with Doug & Stacy"
  • Horizontal Hives - Bush Bees
  • What is a "Poppleton Hive"?
  • What is a “Dartington Hive”?
  • Long Langstroth Hive Update Inspection Saskatraz Honey Bees Horizontal Hive with Better Comb


  • Huber Leaf Hive
  • Referenced and pictured in "Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee"; pg. 112 of the 1927 edition.


  • Jackson Hive
  • What is a “Jackson Beehive”?


  • Julius Hoffman frame - "Until Hoffman devised his self-spacing frame, frames were spaced by eye, if at all. Julius Hoffman devised a frame side bar that was wider in its upper third to give the correct inter-comb spacing."
  • Happy Birthday Julius Hoffman - October 25
  • Hoffman Frames
  • Following Julius Hoffman’s advice. The Hoffman edge.


  • Langstroth Hive - designed by Rev. Lorenzo L. Langstroth
  • Beehive Components Part I: Building a Hive from the Ground Up - Component parts of a Langstroth Hive, part I, by Dadant
  • Beehive Components Part II: Frames & Foundation - Component parts of a Langstroth Hive, part II, by Dadant
  • Vital stats and materials list for Langstroth frames
  • Langstroth Hive Buyers Guide and Langstroth Box Buyers Guide - by PerfectBee
  • Langstroth vs Top Bar Hive
  • Choosing Your Hive: A Closer Look at Langstroth, Warre and Top Bar Hives
  • What is a “Langstroth Hive”?
  • Top Bar Beehives vs Langstroth Beehives


  • Layens Hive - Georges de Layens
  • Layens Hives & swarm traps - for sale
  • The Layens Hive - Bee Culture
  • Layens Hive - DIY construction plans, etc. by Dr. Leo Sharashkin


  • Lazutin Hive - Fedor Lazutin
  • A tribute to Fedor Lazutin - by Dr. Leo Sharashkin
  • Lazutin Hive - DIY construction plans, etc. by Dr. Leo Sharashkin
  • Fyodor Lazutin's book and film "Keeping Bees with a Smile"


  • Lego Hive - hives made from Lego® pieces!
  • Worlds First Workable LEGO Beehive!
  • Real Beehive Built From LEGO!


  • Meyers Hive
  • See: Magnum, W.A. 1921. Beed and Beekeeping Past & Present. Antique miniature hives show the development of American hives. Part 2. American Bee Journal, 161(6):629-635.


  • Mud and Clay Hive
  • What is a “Mud and Clay Bee Hive”?


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    National - touted to be the most popular hive in the UK
  • Which Hive?


  • Nuc - a shortened term for Nucleus Hive
  • 5-Frame Nuc Beehive - DIY construction plans by Beesource
  • Pro Nuc - plastic, 5-frame nuc (light weight; many features)


  • Observation Hives
  • What is an “Observation Hive”?
  • Stony Brook Sanctuary Presents: New Observation Beehive - YouTube
  • new deep beekeeping bee keeping observation bee hive | Etsy
  • new medium beekeeping bee keeping observation bee hive | Etsy
  • Honey Bee Observation Hive 8-Frame Setup How to Start Keeping Bees with a split! - YouTube
  • Bees In The House/ The Observation Hive - YouTube
  • Bees in Kitchen - hive construction & video by Phil Frank
  • Bonterra Bees - Observation Hives - Do It Yourself Plans
  • Observation hives - by John's Beekeeping Notebook
  • Observation Hive Swarms, Queens Pipe, Capture Demonstration, Hiving That Swarm, Honey Bees & more - Great video! (33:47)


  • Perone Hive
  • What is a “Perone Beehive”?


  • Poppleton Hive - a type of horizontal hive
  • A "Poppleton Hive"?


  • Queen Castle Hive - AKA "Queen Rearing Hotel"
    Typically a 3-chambered or 4-chambered hive, each with its own entrance/exit, for rearing and mating queens
  • Explaining A Queen Castle?
  • Queen Castles: What I use and How to Build
  • Beekeeping. Queen castle start up. June 1
  • and followup: Beekeeping. Queen castle update June 5. They have started building queen cells.


    Rose Hive
  • What is a “Rose Bee Hive”?


  • Single Story Hive
  • What is a “Single Story Hive”?


  • Skep Hive
  • Skep Beekeeping in the Heathland - 1978


  • Smith Hive (aka "BS Hive" where BS means British Standard, short for "BS Smith Hive", designed by Willie Smith)
  • What is a “Smith Beehive”?
  • Which Hive?


  • Sun Hive
  • What is a “Sun Beehive”?
  • How the round, bee-friendly Sun Hive may help save the bees (Video) | TreeHugger


  • ThermoSolar & Smart Hives
  • Building a Smart Beehive
  • Thermosolar Hive™
  • Thermosolar Hive: healthy bees & healthy honey - YouTube
  • Final report for LNE96-066


  • To-Bee Hive
  • What is a “To-Bee Hive”?


  • Top Bar Hive - Two typical types of top bar hives, and the Haitian top bar hive and Perone Hive:
    The Kenyan top bar hive (KTBH) has angled, long sides resulting in a trapezoidal hive shape
    The Tanzanian top bar hive (TTBH) has straight sides with 90 degree angles
    The "Haitian top bar hive - an effective low cost alternative bee hive.
    What is a “Perone Beehive”? - a type of Top Bar hive
  • What is a “Top Bar Hive”?
  • What is a “Kenyan Top-Bar Hive”?
  • What is the “Tanzanian Top-Bar Hive”?
  • Horizontal Top Bar Hive
  • Langstroth vs Top Bar Hive
  • Ventilation and the Top Bar Hive
  • How to Build a Top Bar Beehive and the plans for it
  • Top bar hive review - some important features and benefits
  • Honey Traveler's bee cam - Live bee cam may not be working, but photos inside a Top Bar Hive are available
  • Choosing Your Hive: A Closer Look at Langstroth, Warre and Top Bar Hives
  • Top Bar Hive Beekeeping - John's Beekeeping Notebook
  • Top Bar Beehives vs Langstroth Beehives


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    Urban hive (see also: Elevator B Hive; Dunford's Urban Hive; To-Bee Hive; Vulcan Hive)
  • An “Urban Beehive”?


  • Valhalla Hive
  • What is a “Valhalla Beehive”?


  • Vulcan Hive
  • What is Norway’s “Vulcan Beehive”?


  • Warre Hive - (pronounced WAR-ray) designed by Emile Warre
  • Choosing Your Hive: A Closer Look at Langstroth, Warre and Top Bar Hives
  • Warre Beekeeping - All about the hive developed by Abbé Émile Warré (1867-1951)
  • What Is a Warre Hive? - YouTube
  • Beekeeping with the Warré hive -- Home
  • A Detailed Look at the Warre Beehive
  • The Warre Store
  • Warre Hive - by The Bee Space
  • What is a “Warre Bee Hive”?


  • WBC Hive - developed by William Broughton Carr
  • Which Hive?
  • What is a “WBC Beehive”?


  • Misc. Hive links
  • Two Hives Are Better Than One
  • Best Bee Hives for Sale: 2018 Beehive Starter Kit Reviews & Guide
  • Amazon.com: Hives - Summerhawk Ranch
  • Production Pine Hive Complete (2 - 9-5/8" Boxes, 1 - 6-5/8" Box) - Beez Needz
  • Why use Cypress for Beehives ? — Foxhound Bee Company
  • Cypress Hives - Rossman Apiaries
  • Frame Hives - WOODWARE
  • Wood Hive Box Parts – HIVES AND MORE
  • Where Can I Keep My Bee Hives
  • Ozark Cedar Bee Hives
  • Preserving Woodenware in Beekeeping Operations
  • Triad Bee Supply - Manufacturer of Cypress Hives | Cypress Hive Accessories
  • Beehive Kits, Parts & Accessories – Good Land Bee Supply
  • Propolis-etc.
  • PolyHive beekeeping system followup introduction
  • Porter Bee Escape: Methods of Removing Honey | Bee Culture
  • Thermal Imaging, Night Vision and Infrared Camera Systems | FLIR Systems
  • Honey B Gone: Kelley Beekeeping
  • Homemade Nontoxic Honey Bee Repellent | Home Guides | SF Gate
  • Pierco Beekeeping Equipment
  • Betterbee
  • GloryBee | Queen-Rearing Nucleus Hive
  • Blue Sky Bee Supply - Beekeeping Supplies, Honey Containers & Protective Clothing in Ravenna, Ohio
  • Cornwall Honey - Beekeeping Equipment and Supplies from the Cornish Westcountry
  • Golden Green - Bee Supply
  • Kelley Beekeeping - Beekeeping Equipment & Services
  • Honey Bee Classifieds
  • John Pluta - Georgia Bees - BEEKEEPING Beekeeper Honey Bees Pollen Wax Candle Propolis Queen Nuc BeeHive Pollination John Pluta
  • Quality Beekeeping Supplies - Brisbane, Australia
  • South Florida Bee Supplies - Bee Supplies
  • Miller Bee Supply
  • Blythewood Bee Company – Beekeeping Supplies, Professional Honey Bee Removal
  • Armstrong & Family Apiaries - Bee Equipment
  • Beekeeping Supplies NZ | Ceracell
  • Dixie Bee Supply - Fat Bee Man
  • Little Mule Bee Supply, LLC


  • FRAMES
  • Frames and their forgotten diversity: Part 1 – Their Shapes - by Wyatt A. Mangum; American Bee Journal, Feb. 1, 2020
  • Frames and their forgotten diversity: Part 2 – Their Spacing - by Wyatt A. Mangum; American Bee Journal, Mar. 1, 2020
  • Beehive Components Part II: Frames & Foundation - Component parts of a Langstroth Hive, part II, by Dadant
  • Hoffman Frames


  • Frame Sizes:
    Langstroth frames are all   1 1/16" thick and 19" wide
    Langstroth "deep" frames: 9 1/8" deep

    Langstroth "medium" frames: 6 1/4" deep

    Langstroth "shallow" frames: 5 3/8" deep

    Layens frames: 16” deep
    Lazutin frames: 18 1/2” deep


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