3 Points about One of the Beekeeping Hives – The Langstroth Beehive
Are you looking for information about beekeeping hives? If you are, I can tell you that several searches have been done around this subject. This being, throughout this article, I hope to present you one of the beekeeping hives, being the Langstroth hive. Thus, please keep reading for more information.
The Langstroth hive is used around the world. However, concerning the United States this beehive is commonly utilized by beekeepers. If you are living in the United Kingdom, then the top bar hive will be more popular there. Nonetheless this article will focus on the Langstroth beehive named after L.L Langstroth in 1852.
Some History about one of the Beekeeping hives
The Lansgtroth hive marked the entry in modern beekeeping. Effectively before it was devised by Langstroth, it can be said that the methods of beekeeping used where sometimes not respecting of bees’ lives. In fact, a technique to obtain honey was based on placing caps over the tops of hives. By doing so, the bees would make cells of wax and put the honey in the artificial caps. Then, the beekeepers would extract this honey by squeezing the wax.
Another way to acquire the fruit of honeybees’ labor and the wax was done by cutting down certain trees. People would cut down trees that contained hives within their trunks. As one can imagine, this method killed colonies.
The Langstroth hive permitted to keep bees in an efficient way. In fact, unless a person build his/her hive from scratch, it is unlikely to have to cut down a tree. Actually, you don’t need to build a hive yourself. You could purchase one that is already done. But, if you want to do your beehive, it is also possible to buy blueprints to help you in building it. One can note however, that the top bar hive can be preferred to the Langstroth beehive when it comes to the cost of building the Langstroth hive.
The elements of the Langstroth beehive
When you will get your hive, there are certain components that should find. Parts composing the Langstroth beehive are: the hive stand, the slatted rack, the queen excluder, the bottom board, the shallow honey super, the upper deep, the lower deep, the outer cover, the and the inner cover.
In order to resist the weather more, you may have to apply some coats of paint on the outer surface of the beehive. Though, certain parts of the hive should not be painted to avoid bees’ swarming, and having your honey gets in contact with the paint. These parts are the frames, the feeder, the hive bodies and the cover.
Beekeeping hives are many. However, if we were to select one that can be found around the world, it could be the Langstroth beehive. This hive has been an important step towards modern beekeeping. Moreover, the Langstroth hive permitted to care for bees and extract their honey in a manner that is more efficient than certain techniques used before. For a new beekeeper, getting a Langstroth hive does not equate with building a hive from scratch, as it is possible to purchase this type of beehives.
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