Learning from Wild Honeybee Homes
Wild honeybees typically colonize tree hollows - voids left in trees by woodpeckers, fungi, or other accident. These hollows have thick, rough walls and tend to be about 40 liters in volume.
Corks Hives mimic these tree homes as much as possible. The natural, additive-free cork cladding provides the insulation power of four inches of wood, while being almost weightless. The rough interior walls encourage the bees to coat their home in immune boosting propolis. The small size of the hive is ideal for fostering bee health, as confirmed by researchers such as Thomas Seeley.
Cork Hives have all these bee friendly advantages and more, while accommodating the Langstroth frames used by conventional beekeepers. Visit the Bee Friendly, Beekeeper Friendly, and Product Details pages to learn how Cork Hives foster the partnership between humans and bees.