Bee Hives

Bee hives are enclosed structures which house honey bee families. They provide a nest for a bee colony to raise young but also house beeswax and honeycomb which can be used to make honey. Types of bee hives include traditional hives which are fixed frame, mud hives, clay hives, skeps, Langstroth hives, commercial hives, WBC hives, CDB hives, beehaus, long box hive, top bar hives, Warré hives, Perone hives and bee gums. Bee hives are used to house bees and can be owned by beekeepers who breed bees, often for the purpose of selling the hive’s beeswax and honeycomb product or for the purpose of pollination.