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Hex Hive®
Patent No.US D652,997 S


(Honey Set Pictured)
We've made some very exciting changes to make the Hex Hive®
an even better home for honeybees!
 
One new change:
The peaked roof is now made of copper!
Copper is antimicrobial which helps maintain a healthier hive.
It comes with the attached ventilated inner cover.



The really exciting change is also
a secret to healthier honeybees:
 

Every super is made from cedar that is smooth on the outside and rough on the inside.



Dr Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota has done extensive research on propolis placement by honeybees in trees. She has discovered that in tree cavities containing rough bark, honeybees will make a "propolis envelope" around the comb area. This creates a healthier antiseptic environment that prevents diseases and parasites from entering the hive and inhibits bacterial growth.

So we duplicated the tree's interior to encourage this propolis placement.

healthier environment = healthier bees

As an added bonus, both cedar and copper weather nicely too.

The round entrance holes in each super are also easily monitored by the guard bees
eliminating the need for entrance reducers. Plus individual entrances reduce the amount of trekking up and down the bees do when collecting pollen and nectar from their sisters to put into the cells.
They use every entrance.

The bottom super is screened eliminating a bottom board.


The 5 middle frames are removable for easy honey harvesting.
(The 4 outside frames are intact for the bees to build comb on and left alone or could be removed if needed.)


Overall the
Hex Hive® is designed to be more
 like a honeybee's natural home, a tree.


The Hex Hive®
Starter Set:

1 Screened Bottom Box
1 Brood Chamber Super with frames
1 Honey Super with frames
1 Copper Peaked Roof/Inner Cover
$450 plus s&p

Honey Set
contains all equipment in starter set plus one more honey super
$550 plus s&p

Deluxe Set
contains all equipment in honey set plus one more honey super
$650 plus s&p

Additional Components
Screened Bottom Box - $80
Super with Frames - $100
(specify 3 or 4 sided frames)
Copper Roof/Inner Cover - $200
Feeder - $75

Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery

Hex Hive




Installing a new swarm



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I LOVE BEES!
  My life changed when I placed my first honeybee hive in my yard.
    Here I am holding a frame of live honey bees. They are actually very gentle when they don't feel threatened.

   Since discovering the wonderful world of bees, I have fallen in love with all the amazing products that come from inside the hive as well as the bees themselves.
    The healing properties of every bee product can be described as nothing short of miraculous.
    That's why I dove, head first, into the making of products that feature ingredients directly from the bees themselves.
    There will be more to come as I continue my exploration of the honey bees and what they have to not only offer us in the form of honey, wax, and propolis, but what they have to teach us as well.
    I "Thank Nature" everyday for allowing me to take a peek into a world I am just beginning to discover holds answers that we humans have been searching for these past eons.
    My 100% pure beeswax candles, soaps and skincare products can be purchased through me or at the
The Seed Bank,  199 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma, CA 95452.

I am also pleased to announce that I have created Randy Sue's Bee Haven, a bee sanctuary. This is a place where bee's can live unharmed and in a garden planted especially for them with not only plants with fragrant blossoms, but ones that have healing and medicinal qualities as well.

Please visit my:

facebook page
Randy Sue's Honey Bees
blogs:
Organic Beekeeping

Randy Sue's Bee Haven
youtube channel:
Sonoma Bee Lady
twitter
OrganicBees

Important movies to see:
Vanishing of the Bees
Queen of the Sun
Dirt! The Movie
Food, Inc.
Food Matters
  


    

    

Why use beeswax candles?



      They clean the air of dust, molds, viruses, bacteria, and other pollutants

The ONLY candle recommended by the American Lung Association

They burn 3 times longer than paraffin candles

They are perfect for people suffering from asthma, allergies or sinus problems

You breathe what you burn!

I handcraft every 100% beeswax candle.

No bees were harmed to make these candles.

   

  Carved Egg - $14.50     Grape Cluster Egg - $14.50

      egg 3" x 4" - burn time 20-30 hrs

              
  Wine Bottle - $15.00  Romanesco Broccoli - $18.00
 
  
               My EXCLUSIVE designs
              Designed and crafted the mold myself!
 
Bottle - 2" x 7" - burn time 20-30 hrs
Romanesco burn time - 60-70 hrs
    
          
  Floating Stars - $4.00 ea      Rustic Fern Pillar - $22.00

Floating Stars 1" x 3" - burn time 4-5 hrs

Pillar 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" - burn time 50-60 hrs.

            

     Angel $7.00                  Fairy $9.00

                

 Teddy w/Roses $12.00     Skull $18.00


Votives
  - 6/15.00

12" hexagonal tapers - 2/$15.00

Tea Lights - 10/$15