What is the prey

Which prey is the right one? An overview

With the choice of the bee housing, the so-called hive, and the frame size, i.e. the size of the wooden frames in which the bees build their honeycombs, one also decides on a certain mode of operation. But the variety of hives is great, and that makes it difficult for beginners in particular to decide when to ask: which hive is the right one?

This is most important to the bees when choosing their prey

The abundance of hives used shows that the bees don't really care which beehive they are kept in. They thrive in all dwellings as long as they offer sufficient protection, are large enough for healthy colony development and the beekeeper can always intervene without any problems. Of course, the beekeeper should also be very familiar with the respective mode of operation.

Edition 06/2021

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Every beekeeper must therefore ask himself which mode of operation suits him and what goals he is striving for with beekeeping. Is it about working as efficiently, flexibly and economically as possible? Should lifting heavy loads be avoided? Do you plan to wander with the bees? Do you want to harvest so much honey that you can supply your own customers with your own honey in addition to relatives and friends? Or do you strive for extensive husbandry?

To give an overview, we have divided the hives into three groups: the flexible ones, the back protectors and the extensive ones. Here everyone can get a rough overview of which hive group is suitable for them. The listed aspects are of course only a small selection of properties of the respective prey.

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