- Jun 18, 2011
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Correct: Published research has shown significant improved Bee colony winter survival, better spring growth, reduced winter stores consumption, lower incidence of disease and better spring honey production from insulated hives insulated to the level of polystyrene foam hives ~40 - 50mm thick compared to uninsulated wooden hives, in environments from the Arctic circle to the sub tropicsHi,
Been following the threads about poly hives for a while and can see their advantages.
Im new to beekeeping and havent got bees yet and am seriously thinking 14x12 cedar is the route, however recently it's got me thinking poly might be the better choice for the bees.....
The down side? well fed, healthy, profilic bees like to swarm.