Queen Hardware Kit with Plans
Now Available!

$ 235 + tax & shipping

 Kit includes:Queen rotatable bee hive kit

  • 6 hinges
  • 6 draw latches
  • 2 Queen excluded
  • Free standing stand with manual rotatable mechanisms & latch pins
  • metal roof

( NO Wood , glue or screws with kits )
Ship immediately upon payment. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for hardware kit
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Bee Trivia

Bee Trivia

Here are 10 facts about honey bees you might not know. 1. Honey bees can fly at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. That might seem fast, but in the bug world, it’s actually rather slow. Honey bees are built for short trips from flower to flower, not for long distance travel. Their tiny wings must flap about 12,000 times per minute just to keep their pollen-laden bodies aloft for the flight home. 2. A honey bee colony can contain up to 60,000 bees at its peak. It takes a lot of bees to get all the work done. Nurse bees care for the young, while the queen’s attendant workers bathe and feed her. Guard bees stand watch at the door. Construction workers build the beeswax foundation in which the queen lays eggs and the workers store honey. Undertakers carry the dead from the hive. Foragers must bring back enough pollen and nectar to feed the entire community. 3. A single honey bee worker produces about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. For honey bees, there’s power in numbers. From spring to fall, the worker bees must produce about 60 lbs. of honey to sustain the entire colony during the winter. It takes tens of thousands of workers to get the job done. 4. A queen honey bee stores a lifetime supply of sperm. The queen bee can live 3-4 years, but her biological clock ticks a lot faster than you might think. Just a week after emerging from her queen cell, the new queen flies from the hive to mate. If she doesn’t... read more
Keeping Backyard Bees with Rotatable Beehive

Keeping Backyard Bees with Rotatable Beehive

Carl has been busy writing articles and traveling to shows around the Eastern US. Here is a great article he wrote for the website Keeping Backyard Bees.  It begins like this… Several years ago, after being blessed with grandchildren in my later years and wanting to share some of my childhood experiences and memories with all the environmental issues brought to light in the last few decades, I did a little research and decided to take up beekeeping.  Buying the most common and up-to-date equipment available and joining a local bee club, I made a leap into my first and adventurous year of beekeeping.  Trying to keep up with the grandkids and staying as active as possible and with no major issues, I’d say the first year was a successful one. Read more on Keeping Backyard Bees... read more
First Inspection of Rotatable Hive

First Inspection of Rotatable Hive

Fit for a Queen See Carl inspect a rotatable bee hive in May. Hive was installed in March with about one pound of bees. Good brood pattern and small larvae. Queen bee if viable and very active. Started out slow buy expected to be a very successful... read more

“I think that you have an excellent idea, and that it would be useful to many beekeepers and potential beekeepers who cannot lift heavy boxes…The beekeepers who decide to use this sort of hive will be able to supplement their income from honey sales.”

Thomas Webster

Kentucky State University

“The design has the opportunity to assist bee keepers that have physical issues.”

Greg Whitis

McCreary County Extension Service

“I think it fills a very important niche—namely, beekeepers who are limited in their abilities to manage traditional, heavy, cumbersome hives due to strength or disability issues”.

Phil Meeks

Whitley County Extension Agent , Agriculture & Natural Resources