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Now accepting orders for April, 2019 construction. On the Blog page, use the Search feature in this header bar to find a topic.
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What are Bee Tree Hives?

Bee Tree Hives are designed to support Preservation Beekeeping, which is a growing global movement that starts with the premise that the bees know best what’s best for the bees, and puts the long-term health, welfare, and vitality of honey bees foremost.

Preservation Beekeeping is a thoughtful, observant, low-invasive, low-interventive study and stewardship of honey bees that respects the innate intelligence of each colony.

Bee Tree Hives are designed to allow honey bees to live much more like they’re designed to live - like they do live in the wild - and gives them the control they need to better regulate the micro-climate of the hive, as well as the micro-ecology they’re superintending as they strive to live in symbiotic relationship with thousands of other known organisms inside the hive.

But, Bee Tree Hives use the same frames that are in conventional Langstroth hives so that a currently hived colony can easily be moved to a Bee Tree Hive.  This allows a beekeeper who has been using conventional beekeeping equipment and practices to transition to bee-centered beekeeping.  In addition, many states in the U.S. have laws requiring that honey bees bee kept on removable frames.  Bee Tree Hives allow a beekeeper to practice bee-centered beekeeping while still meeting that requirement.

I will build your Bee Tree Hive here in my shop in Salida, Colorado.  They're constructed of solid western red cedar, also known as non-aromatic cedar.  In addition to providing all the benefits to the honey bee colony that lives in them, they are both beautiful and long-lasting.

The photos, videos, and descriptions on each product page will provide you with much more information about Bee Tree Hives.

And,the posts on the Blog page will help you to learn much more about Preservation Beekeeping.