Extra multiple nucleus hives

publication date: Feb 16, 2010
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Bee World Vol.77 (2) 1996 pp.82-88
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Extra multiple nucleus hives


Alexander Komissar

AbstractSingle, double or at a maximum 4-compartment mating hives with only one entrance hole in each hive wall are commonly used (in the former Soviet Union). Attempts have been made, for economic reasons, to increase the number of compartments per hive, thus also increasing the number of entrance holes per wall. This always led to increased queen losses and reduced mating success 1,8,9. This article briefly reviews the author's work on entrance divisions to reduce bees walking from one entrance to another and discusses - in the light of his results - the prospects for new designs of multiple nucleus hives.
Keywordsmultiple nucleus hives