There are multiple hives and plans with the same basic name here. Use the search bar at the top left of this page if you do not see exactly what you want and came here by a search engine. Use the "Older Posts" hyperlink at bottom for more hives. For a larger photo, click on the photo. Got Small Hive Beetles? Use the traps in our Build It Yourself section and get the upper hand.

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January 22, 2009

About Us

This site grew from a discussion about information and photos of old beehives not being available and/or vanishing. This happens since most beehives were made of meterials which rotted or was discarded. Early photos of beehives were not common. Accordingly, the photos of actual old hives are almost nonexistent and the old hives themselves are mostly gone, so the decisions to capture the images and data before all was lost was made and this site created.
Oversea hive designs both new and old are an unknown for most beekeepers, as we are simply are not exposed to them. In addition information is scatted about the web taking considerable amounts of time to compile. Older beekeeping books often refer to a hive design by name, but fail to include a photo or drawing leaving the reader confused and in some cases making the book harder to understand. This site provides and makes information, research opportunities and education available to beekeepers, academia and interested individuals.
We will be expanding the content and hope you might supply some photos and data. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Final site design and widgets are still being worked on. If you like the site, please share it with your friends and forums.
Wishing you the best.
Buck White