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This guide provides instructions for setting up and using your HIIVE. We want to welcome you on your natural beekeeping journey!

Your feedback and stories about how our products benefit you and your bees are always valued. Simply tag #HIIVE or reach out to us at hallo@hiive.eu

Have fun keeping bees! It is a wonderful learning experience. 

The Terms and Conditions of Sale on the HIIVE website of purchase, apply to the receipt and use of all HIIVE products. You should read these carefully to understand your obligations and the warranty that applies to your HIIVE product.

Beekeeping requires special expertise, involves risks and is often subject to official supervision. As untamed insects, honey bees have a high degree of organization, exert a constant fascination and justify careful, respectful and cautious handling.

Acquire Knowledge: If you’re new to beekeeping, it’s essential to develop the skills necessary for the safe and successful management of bees. Continuous learning is encouraged; consider courses, participation in your local beekeepers‘ association, and networking with fellow beekeepers.

Recognize Potential Hazards: Bees have the capability to sting humans, pets, and other animals. It is imperative to comprehend these risks and take necessary precautions.

Follow the Guidelines: Beekeeping regulations vary significantly, and it’s crucial to comply with them. Consult your local council, primary industries and agriculture authorities at the local and state levels, and connect with your nearby beekeepers‘ association to understand the requirements in your area. Some jurisdictions may impose bans, restrictions, or hive registration.

Be Accountable: As a global community of beekeepers, it is crucial that each member takes responsibility for the well-being of our bees, as well as the safety, happiness, and health of humans and pets in their vicinity. This responsibility becomes even more significant when considering neighbors; it is essential to be mindful of their presence and keep them informed.

It’s inevitable that beekeepers may experience bee stings at some point. 

For your protection, we recommend wearing a beekeeping suit and utilizing a smoker whenever you engage in activities with your bees.

The content in this manual serves as a general guide, is not comprehensive, and may not precisely address your individual circumstances. For tailored assistance, it is recommended to seek advice from your local authority, engage with a professional service, or consult your nearest beekeepers‘ association.

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