1. HARDWARE

1.1 INSULATION

The HIIVE insulation made from hemp wool is highly efficient. A crucial requirement for optimal performance is protection against saturation, as this can significantly impair its insulating ability.

Therefore, it is paramount to always have the protective covering over the hemp wool to ensure effective insulation and moisture protection. (Drying the wool in winter poses particular challenges.)

1.2 BREED ROOM

The brood chamber can be removed from the insulation to perform the following steps:

• Sampling for health check

• Weight measurement

• Pollen intake check

• Brood storage

1.3 BUCKETS

The buckets provide habitat for a specific group of microorganisms commonly found in such environments, including bacteria and fungi. These organisms are known for their ability to decompose organic materials.

Springtails (Collembola): Commonly found in bee cavities, they feed on various organic materials, including Varroa mite cadavers.

Pseudoscorpions: These tiny arachnids prey on small insects, including Varroa mites if present.

Mites: Certain mite species inhabit bee cavities, feeding on organic matter and aiding in decomposition.

Bacteria and Fungi: They decompose organic materials like bee feces and other waste,
recycling nutrients.

1.4 BASE

The foundation is the framework that supports the weight. This unit should be inspected after heavy storms

We take responsibility for both the production and recycling of our raw materials. If your HIIVE is damaged or no longer needed, please reach out to us at recycling@hiive.eu
 We gladly accept parts for upcycling and recycling. Thank you.

Once HIIVE is out in nature, its sustainability during this period lies in your hands. Please handle it responsibly.

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