Install BeeFriendly Hives on your land

The presence of the honeybees is a great gift for a piece of land and all its inhabitants. Bees pollinate the flowers, enliven the ethers and heal the wounds of the earth.

Our team is happy to share its expertise to support you in installing a hive on your land. We don’t sell bees, but we can support you to set-up the hive to attract and welcome a swarm. Many swarms are travelling and searching for new places to thrive and it is very common that they choose to settle by themselves in empty hives that have been specially prepared to welcome a new swarm.

We currently offer two types of hives, each one having different features and purpose.

The Companion Hive

Sound immersion with stethoscopes at the back of the Top Bar (Companion) Hive

Some bee colonies love to be in contact with human beings. They like to share their joy, to feel our heartfelt presence, and to whisper their wisdom in our ears. And if the colony is thriving, she may also happily offer some honey or other bee gifts.

The companion-hive is a “Top-Bar” hive, designed for an intimate relationship with the colony. The hive features an observation window and listening holes at the back, offering an easy and safe way to enjoy the gifts of the bees. Using a stethoscope, you are invited to take a bee sound bath… and relax…

Opening the window of the Companion Hive

The Log Hive

The log hive design mimics the natural nest of honeybees in hollow trees. Compared to thin-walled beehives, the better insulation reduces bee stress and energy consumption, maintaining warmth during winter and helping to prevent overheating in summer. The log hive is mounted on legs, corresponding to the general inclination for bees to choose high cavities and allowing for an opening from underneath.

Phil, BeeLover and log hive builder in Serra da Estrela, Central Portugal

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