"An Alternative and Sustainable Hiving Approach for MAXIMUM Bee Health"
The Progressive Hive is designed to provide the perfect environment for the health and development of the colony, and to minimize the impact from hive management and interaction that results results in a weakening of bee health.
The bee nest naturally unfolds in one room,without multiple boxes and frame levels – no heavy lifting of supers any more. The hive comes with tall frames, which allow for more natural comb growth pattern and the beveled top bars of the frames enable bees to grow natural comb.
The protection of the brood nest has the highest priority. A wax cloth covers the top of the frames and allows partial opening of the hive, and provides further protection of the inner climate of the hive. The bees respond by staying calm, since the inner climate is not deeply disturbed.
Available with either a screened bottom board or a solid bottom board.
European design with a century of proven results
Screened bottom board includes removable tray
Highest quality wood
Thick hive walls
Hand crafted by master cabinetmakers In Northern California
Advanced heating and cooling and moisture system eliminates typical Langstroth issues
Footprint: 38" x 17"
Produced & Directed by Brian Brinkerhoff
Filmed & Edited by Arnold Dizon for Cinestra Productions
Filmed on location at Dr. Bob's Garden, Apiary & Honey Farm
Assembler: Susan K.
Voice Over: Laura B.
Additional R & D: Todd Smith
Gaia Bees: Michael Thiele
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