This kit includes sufficient pieces to build what we describe as the 'traditional' configuration.
This is 3 intrances in the bottom brood box and an extra intrance to be placed above, in the second box (brood box or super).
The extra intrances provide a mechanism to enhance hive dynamics, allowing for a more natural nest structure, easier access to supers and decreased swarming impulses due to decreased congestion of the brood area.
Hives can be adapted in many ways with the benefit that each intrance is easy to guard.
There is no need to use a shim for an extra entrance and intrances can be opened and closed as required making splits or divisions easier to manipulate.
There are many benefits:
Bee colonies differ in size, temperament and productivity. Apart from some small variations in bee hive size, all the entrances are found at the bottom of the hive and tend to be too large.
The Intrance (modified entrance) replicates the natural colony entrance using propolis, enhancing hive hygiene, productivity, calmness and management.