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A Bee Home

like a Tree Cave

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English Slide 3,4x _ More effective heat- / cold insulation compared
to conventional hives
up to 360° _ Cylindric shape - following the example of nature
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Chamber system

Slide WEATHER
PROOF
Cover protects against wind, sun, rain and snow
EXTRACTABLE INSULATED Woodtube extractable +
Inspections hinges

Natural hempwool +
Vapor barrier

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NATURAL Clay + wood surface
Round shape
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HIIVE offers an alternative approach In the spirit of Zeidlerei

Slide MORE ABOUT TREE HOLLOWS COMING SOON SWARM ALARM
&
SENSORS

Slide HIIVE can easily be opened, which allows you to remove the dome insulation and gives you access to honey and brood chamber. All parts of HIIVE are fully modular so they can be replaced or repaired if they ever should get damaged. Extractable chambers Hover over (+) icons to learn more The Honeyroom is located in the clay dome. The clay dome is produced with an all natural clay / hemp mix. Bees are only in contact with natural material. Clay has the properties of being breathable and mould-inhibiting. If the dome ever gets damaged during honey harvest it is easily possible to repair or renew with clay. Clay Dome The Woodtube is the heart of HIIVE and the main living space. It offers a cylindric shape like a tree hollow. The volume is similar to the average tree cave honey bees would choose in nature. It is fully extractable when needed. The tube offers in total 6 inspections hinges, so it is possible to take samples (e.g. to check for American foulbrood). Wooden Cylinder A wooden board serves as take-off and landing ramp. It has the perfect angle for bees to land and offers enough grip. There is the possibility to narrow the flighthole during fall season. The Runway HIIVE is placed on a wooden stake. For this purpose, we use a standard fence post, which is fixed in the ground.
The advantage of this method of installation is that HIIVE is better protected from morning dew due to the distance to the ground. The elevated position also allows barrier-free takeoff and landing at the flight hole, even with tall grasses or shrubs.
The height of the trunk can be individually adjusted and modular repositioning is just as possible as securing against theft.
The Base
The Mulch Buckets are an important part of the overall HIIVE concept. A total of three buckets are arranged on the underside. The buckets are filled with pieces of tree bark and thus provide a habitat for the ancient bee symbiont, the book scorpion. In addition, the buckets take on the function of a control tray. They are individually removable and can therefore also be used for supplementary feeding. Mulch Buckets HIIVE BUCKETS AS CLOSE TO NATURE AS POSSIBLE INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION WITH MODERN NATURAL MATERIALS

Slide Hover over (+) icons to learn more HIIVE offers a sensor bay for the HIIVE FÜHLER Sensor. This low-energy sensor enables beekeepers to keep track of temperature, humidity and frequency. These data are giving valuable insights of health and condition of each colony. With the microphone it is even possible to predict swarms and send a swarm alarm to your smartphone. Sensor During the winter honey bees form a cluster to warm each other and their brood. The cylindric shape of HIIVE allows them to form a thermal cork like they would do in a tree hollow. This makes it much more energy efficient and easier for the bees to keep their desired temperature. Thermal Cork The outer cover of HIIVE consists of a textile fabric. The primary function of the cover is to protect from sunlight, rain and snow. The cover is simply put over the HIIVE and fixed with the help of a drawstring. The outer cover will be available in different colors and patterns in the future. Depending on personal taste. Cover HIIVE is insulated with hemp wool, a natural and renewable raw material. Hemp wool offers 3.4 more effective cold / heat insulation compared with conventional hives. The insulation keeps the bees warm in winter and in the summer it keeps the heat outside. In this way, we create an advantage for the residents of HIIVE because they have to use less energy to reach their comfort temperature.
On the other side our hemp wool has even a carbon negative footprint.
Insulation
KEEPS COOL IN SUMMER AND WARM IN WINTER PERFECT CLIMATE FOR ALL SEASONS

Slide MODULAR HIIVE is completely modular, which means that all components can be removed and replaced individually. On the one hand, this refers to the possibility of removing the brood chamber and honey chamber separately. But also to all other components.

This ensures that each HIIVE is easily repairable, should it ever be necessary to replace individual components due to vandalism, extreme environmental influences or other factors.
The overall concept aims at keeping the animals as close to nature as possible with as little human intervention as possible.
Nevertheless, due to the modular structure of HIIVE, there is the possibility to take samples e.g. for foulbrood, just as there is the possibility for various (standard) treatment options against the Varroa mite. When needed feeding is also possible thanks to the removable buckets.
INNOVATIVE YET STANDARD

Slide 🍯 HONEY 🍯 If you have previously prepared a harvest with the help of the queen excluder and the bee escape, the honey chamber can be removed without bees between the combs.
Once the honey chamber has been removed, it can be harvested at leisure with a drone knife. Here, the honey-filled combs can be precisely cut out with the drone knife. Cutting out gives a healthy sense of what is fair and appropriate.

The drone knife can also be used for various other operations.
The Harvest
An optional queen excluder prevents the queen from laying eggs in the honey chamber.
The bee escape can be inserted after the honey chamber is filled, so that the worker bees can only leave the honey chamber. This means that there are virtually no bees in the dome at harvest time that would be disturbed by the harvest.
Preparation Bee escape Queen Excluder
A total of six inspection flaps offer a useful insight into the brood chamber.
In addition to the possibility of carrying out a visual inspection, samples can also be taken via the inspection windows with the help of a spoon.
Inspection Hinges
Hover over the (+) icons to learn more

Slide

Slide _ 2
Chamber system
3,4x _ More effective heat- / cold insulation compared
to conventional hives
up to
360° _ Following the example of nature

Slide WEATHER
PROOF
Cover protects against wind, sun, rain and snow
EXTRACTABLE INSULATED Woodtube extractable
Inspections hinges

Natural hempwool +
Vapor barrier

-
-
-
NATURAL Clay + wood surface
Round shape
-

HIIVE offers an alternative approach In the spirit of Zeidlerei

Slide MORE ABOUT TREE HOLLOWS

Slide

Slide COMING SOON SWARM ALARM
&
SENSORS

Start Slide Click on (+) icons to get more information AS CLOSE TO NATURE AS POSSIBLE INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION WITH MODERN NATURAL MATERIALS
Modular HIIVE can easily be opened, which allows you to remove the dome insulation and gives you access to honey and brood chamber. All parts of HIIVE are fully modular so they can be replaced or repaired if they ever should get damaged. Extractable chambers AS CLOSE TO NATURE AS POSSIBLE INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION WITH MODERN NATURAL MATERIALS
Clay Dome The Honeyroom is located in the clay dome. The clay dome is produced with an all natural clay / hemp mix. Bees are only in contact with natural material. Clay has the properties of being breathable and mould-inhibiting. If the dome ever gets damaged during honey harvest it is easily possible to repair or renew with clay. Clay Dome AS CLOSE TO NATURE AS POSSIBLE INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION WITH MODERN NATURAL MATERIALS
Woodtube The Woodtube is the heart of HIIVE and the main living space. It offers a cylindric shape like a tree hollow. The volume is similar to the average tree cave honey bees would choose in nature. It is fully extractable when needed. The tube offers in total 6 inspections hinges, so it is possible to take samples (e.g. to check for American foulbrood). Woodtube AS CLOSE TO NATURE AS POSSIBLE INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION WITH MODERN NATURAL MATERIALS
Mulch Bucket The Mulch Buckets are an important part of the overall HIIVE concept. A total of three buckets are arranged on the underside. The buckets are filled with pieces of tree bark and thus provide a habitat for the ancient bee symbiont, the book scorpion.
In addition, the buckets take on the function of a control tray. They are individually removable and can therefore also be used for supplementary feeding.
Mulch Bucket HIIVE BUCKETS
AS CLOSE TO NATURE AS POSSIBLE INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION WITH MODERN NATURAL MATERIALS
Pole HIIVE is placed on a standard fence post stake. In this way it is better protected from morning dew due to the distance to the ground.
The elevated position also allows barrier-free takeoff and landing at the flight hole, even with tall grasses or shrubs.
The height of the trunk can be individually adjusted and modular repositioning is just as possible as securing against theft.
The Base
AS CLOSE TO NATURE AS POSSIBLE INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION WITH MODERN NATURAL MATERIALS
Runway A wooden board serves as take-off and landing ramp. It has the perfect angle for bees to land and offers enough grip. There is the possibility to narrow the flighthole during fall season. The Runway AS CLOSE TO NATURE AS POSSIBLE INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION WITH MODERN NATURAL MATERIALS

Start Slide Click on (+) icons to get more information Thermal Cork During the winter honey bees form a cluster to warm each other and their brood. The cylindric shape of HIIVE allows them to form a thermal cork like they would do in a tree hollow. This makes it much more energy efficient and easier for the bees to keep their desired temperature. Thermal Cork Cover The outer cover of HIIVE consists of a textile fabric. The primary function of the cover is to protect from sunlight, rain and snow. The cover is simply put over the HIIVE and fixed with the help of a drawstring. The outer cover will be available in different colors and patterns in the future. Depending on personal taste. Cover Insulation HIIVE is insulated with hemp wool, a natural and renewable raw material. Hemp wool offers 3.4 more effective cold / heat insulation compared with conventional hives. The insulation keeps the bees warm in winter and in the summer it keeps the heat outside. In this way, we create an advantage for the residents of HIIVE because they have to use less energy to reach their comfort temperature. Insulation
Sensor HIIVE offers a sensor bay for the HIIVE FÜHLER Sensor. This low-energy sensor enables beekeepers to keep track of temperature, humidity and frequency. These data are giving
valuable insights of health and condition of each colony. With the microphone it is even possible to predict swarms and send a swarm alarm to you smartphone.
Sensor

Slide MODULAR HIIVE is completely modular, which means that all components can be removed and replaced individually. On the one hand, this refers to the possibility of removing the brood chamber and honey chamber separately. But also to all other components.

This ensures that each HIIVE is easily repairable, should it ever be necessary to replace individual components due to vandalism, extreme environmental influences or other factors.
The overall concept aims at keeping the animals as close to nature as possible with as little human intervention as possible.
Nevertheless, due to the modular structure of HIIVE, there is the possibility to take samples e.g. for foulbrood, just as there is the possibility for various (standard) treatment options against the Varroa mite. When needed feeding is also possible thanks to the removable buckets.
INNOVATIVE YET STANDARD

Englisch Honey 🍯 HONEY 🍯 If you have previously prepared a harvest with the help of the queen excluder and the bee escape, the honey chamber can be removed without bees between the combs.
Once the honey chamber has been removed, it can be harvested at leisure with a drone knife. Here, the honey-filled combs can be precisely cut out with the drone knife. Cutting out gives a healthy sense of what is fair and appropriate.
The Harvest
An optional queen excluder prevents the queen from laying eggs in the honey chamber.
The bee escape can be inserted after the honey chamber is filled, so that the worker bees can only leave the honey chamber. This means that there are virtually no bees in the dome at harvest time that would be disturbed by the harvest.
Preparation Bee escape Queen Excluder
A total of six inspection flaps offer a useful insight into the brood chamber.
In addition to the possibility of carrying out a visual inspection, samples can also be taken via the inspection windows with the help of a spoon.
Inspection Hinges
Click on the (+) icons to learn more

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