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Heated Beehives for Sale

Posted: November 17th, 2019, 6:29 am
by Jimmycanuck
Get a custom built heated beehive and guarantee your bees stay warm all winter long!!

These are dual chamber hives capable of holding two queens and their bee brood. So essentially two hives in one.

They are digitally controlled to the tenth of a degree and produce heat capable of maintaining temperatures at 15 degrees celsius even when it's freezing outside.

**The amazing part is they only cost approximately twenty-five cents a month to operate even when they are running non-stop for twenty-four hours a day!**

The hive bodies come in any color you choose, as we will custom paint to match your choice. ***They are built to last 40+ years long, with light to minimal maintenance as well. As they have 2" Insulated roofs, sheeted in Aluminum, and 7/8" thick walls.***

Contact us for more details and the Christmas ordering time line.

**Calculation is 2KWH x $0.125 per KWH**

***Dadant honey supers, frames, queen excluders and inner covers all fit as well***

Re: Heated Beehives for Sale

Posted: November 22nd, 2019, 2:11 am
by BadBeeKeeper
So, what percentage of beekeepers in North America run (or want to run) dual-chamber hives?

Just not seeing much of a market here...

Re: Heated Beehives for Sale

Posted: November 22nd, 2019, 7:21 am
by Allen Dick
I can see some possibilities here, but without more detailed documentation, I think it is hard to evaluate the product.

Re: Heated Beehives for Sale

Posted: December 2nd, 2019, 3:20 pm
by BDT123
My thoughts are along the lines of warm bees eating all their stores way before Spring. I need them to stay clustered as long as possible, preferably April.
Interior temperature +10, outside ambient at -25C, recipe for Winter defecation nightmare.
The big Prairie operators maintain their over-Winter sheds at about 4-5C; better clustering and stores preservation. They also use total darkness.
I’m unconvinced of viability of this on the Prairies.
As an aside, isn’t the ‘conventional wisdom’ that cold doesn’t kill bees, moisture does? Just askin’.
Brian

Re: Heated Beehives for Sale

Posted: December 3rd, 2019, 8:28 am
by Allen Dick
Right. 15C is too warm for fall and winter and could cause issues. I'm assuming the temperature can be controlled and can be set at around freezing until spring. Even then, excess flying before forage is available dwindles hives and annoys neighbours as bees poke into everything looking for anything to take home.

That said, supplementary heat that cuts in below freezing can be beneficial for small colonies. Large ones don't need it.