Swarm installment
Remove all frames from the hive leaving only the fake wall. We recommend mounting the fake wall in the place of the 9th frame. Let the bees lie inside. Insert the first 8 frames as carefully as possible and close the hive. Don't worry if not all the bees are in the hive. They will ignite their way to the hive themselves thanks to the queen's pheromone. Within an hour, a tuft should form around the queen. The bees can remain in the cluster for several days. To increase the success of the whole process, you can feed the bees.

Beehive management
In the kozahive, the space for bees increases or decreases by moving the fake wall - the bees do not build combs and do not linger too close to the fake wall. They tend to divide the hive into a fruit and a honeysuckle even without a mother trellis. The varroa floor is used not only for surveillance, but also for ventilation - open in summer, closed in winter.

The frames
Kozahive frames are easy to turn up and down.

  • Simply insert a narrow strip of divider into the frame. In order to completely uncover the honeycomb, the frame is rotated so that the bees can also catch it from below.
  • Thick and flavorful honey is made by rotating the nectar frame before sealing.

Honey can also be extracted in honey extractor The width of the grid in the honey extractor must be at least 32 cm long.