- Exceptional thermal performance
Honey Paw’s polystyrene bee hives offer stable and healthy environment for the honey bees.
Outstanding thermal capabilities helps bees to survive in cold winters and innovative ventilation system keeps the hive dry during the winter and summer time. Warm and stable environment helps the faster buildup of the colony and bees don’t have to make so much effort to keep the brood chamber warm.
- Higher honey production
Field test have proven that with the Honey Paw’s polystyrene hives you will get increased honey production compared to wooden hives. Higher production is because of the healthier colony and higher number of bees.
- Ergonomic and compatible design
Honey Paw’s polystyrene hives offer ergonomic design to work with. Hive boxes’ handles
are designed in the way that you can get a good grip of the box even when working with hives that have many boxes on the top of each other. Honey Paw polystyrene bee hives are also compatible with other hives with similar dimensions (also wooden ones) since it doesn’t have “special” stepped profiles.
- Best durability but minimal weight
Polystyrene hives are made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) with density of over 100kg / m3. This makes the Honey Paw’s hives long lasting, but with minimal weight. Compared to wooden hives, polystyrene hives are much lighter due the material, but also because it absorb water like wood.
In Finland where the weather conditions vary a lot during the year, some of the polystyrene hives have lasted almost 20 years.
- Improved feeding system
Honey Paw offers compatible top feeder with capacity of 15 Liters. Feeder is placed directly under the hive’s roof. Feeder has internal entry from the hive and protective corner plexi cover so that the bees don’t get disturbed if the hive roof is removed.
- Easy pollen collection
Honey Paw offers an option for hive to have a bottom with integrated pollen trap. Pollen stays safe from external weather conditions under the hive. It has easy access with drawer from behind of the hive.
- Environment and cleanliness
Honey Paw’s hive’s EPS as a material is environment friendly. Manufacturing process and use doesn’t generate any risks to the environment and health. EPS on Honey Paw’s hives meets the international regulations and is approved material to be directly in contact in any food material.
EPS as a material has high tolerance against any kind of fungi or bacteria. Hive material is 100 % recyclable