Hive World


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Hive management

Hive Management
Hive Management is the nitty-gritty of caring for your buzzing beauties.  We stock a range of products to assist you in coping with the reality of  thousands of bees in situ.
  • Beekeeper Protection:

First off you will need some protective clothing – look no further!  Hive World stocks all you need:

Full Hiveworld Ventilated Air Beesuits and Jackets, sturdy Hiveworld Regular Pro suits and of course, our top quality BJ Sherriff Apiarist Beesuits. These, along with gloves from lightweight to long-lasting washable styles as well as nitrile suitable for working with oxalic acid.

  • A good Smoker is an essential aid in your hive management.

Hive World carries two economy styles, the Standard (Large or Medium) and the European.  This model comes with an inner tank for longer life.

We’d  like to introduce you to our quality Empire Stainless Steel Smoker made by Thorne in England.  This top-of-the-range model comes in two sizes- Standard and Large, both with guards.

If you are only planning a quick check we recommend Apifuge, our deterrent spray from Thomas Apiculture in France.  This product can be sprayed on your hands and clothing to keep the bees off.

To Attract Swarms:

Hive Management

Our swarm attractant, Charme Abeilles aerosol spray is a useful aid when you need to re-house a swarm or encourage your bees to shift home.  This is another trusted product from Thomas Apiculture.

If you have old comb, put them inside your traps (boxes) and spray the Charme Abeilles around the entrance.  The old comb will further increase your chances of success.  Traps should be raised and sheltered from the midday sun to avoid overheating.

Our Advice:  As soon as you have caught a swarm keep it in a quarantine hive until you are certain it is healthy and ensure you treat it for varroa.

WARNING: Do not set your traps near apiaries that do not belong to you.

  • Queen Raising:

You will find everything you need to start you off on this fascinating part of beekeeping from queen clips to grafting tools to complete nicot-style queen rearing kits.

  • Hive Tools

Browse our stock of quality hive tools for getting to grips with the internals.   These include our own HiveWorld manufactured Big Brute Hive Tool.   The Queen Excluder Cleaning Shovel  is a handy tool to keep the gaps open for the workers to get through your excluder.  Frame Grips to lift the frames out and Frame Perches to hang them on while you are investigating your hive interior are also helpful.  The trusty Bee Brush is a good method of gently removing your bees while looking at the comb/ brood as well as clearing the frames when harvesting.

  • To preserve your hive woodware, our Hive World Paraffin Wax Dipper is the safest, easiest way to do the job.

  • Varroa Treatment

Oxalic acid is an eco-friendly alternative for treating varroa that has a great future.

Hive World stocks the Sublimox APF+ oxalic sublimator which is an excellent option for the commercial beekeeper.  As well, we supply a reasonably priced model for the hobbyist:  the Vapmite.

New methods for applying Oxalic Acid include soaking specially manufactured BKF strips in an Oxalic/Glycerine mixture then placing in the hive as you would with Bayvarol or Apivar/Apitraz strips.

As a natural supplement, we recommend our 100% natural Mineral Bee for Bees Supplement.   It contains the same key minerals and trace elements as honey and pollen.  This nutritious supplement will strengthen your hive in every way.

Don’t forget that every super taken in for harvesting has to be marked with your registration number.  Our Hive Stencil makes this job a breeze.

As well as external security, HiveGate assists the bees with their internal security.  This New Zealand invention brings the hive entrance into the centre of the hive allowing easy control of intruders.  Also assists the bees to maintain environmental (humidity and temperature) control inside the hive.