ApiMaye Next Generation

Bee Hives


Next Generation Bee Hives

Thermo Bee Hive System

The multi-purpose ApiMaye Thermo Hive types were developed taking bee biology, physiology and behaviours together with beekeeper requests and different ecological characteristics into consideration in line with this perspective. A Colony Management System that enables rearing bees in a healthy environment, transporting them without causing any harm and preventing potential harms to them has been implemented with ApiMaye Thermo Hives.


Thermal Insulation

The innovative all-round double layer insulation helps keep the colony warm in the winter and cool in the summer. A special filling material used in the top cover and side walls of Thermo Hives provides thermal insulation, offering a suitable habitat for the colony in different climatic conditions and consequently enabling wintering without losses.


Active Ventilation

The design of the hives allows the incoming air from the hive bottom filters to rise all the way through the ventilation duct with the increasing temperature, and the exit through the air ducts on the feeders and then through the louvres on the hive top cover. This enables an affective draught free air circulation in the hive. The ventilation system is designed to work seperately and independently for each hive model. The ventilation system prevents any rise of in hive humidity, preventing any yeast or mould formation in the hives.


Bee Friendly Plastic

ApiMaye Thermo Hives are manufactured from certified plastic (HDPE) in accordance with the Food Codex, directly coloured without employing external paint, using plastic blow molding and injection molding technologies. Manufactured to have antibacterial features, Apimaye Thermo Hives support producers in controlling potential European and American Foul Brood diseases. The hives are manufactured with anti-static additivies against dust formation and electrification. The raw materials with UV additives to protect the hives against harmful sun rays, thereby prolonging their service life.


Varroa Control without Chemicals

Thermo Hive bottom boards are equipped with an IPM system composed of a varroa excluder and drawer. Thanks to the design of the excluder, varroa falling off the bees cannot re-enter the hive. Regular cleaning of the drawer will lead the bees to the nectar instead of having to perform a nursing flight, providing a positive contribution to honey productivity.


High Productivity

The trouble-free working environment Thermo Hives provides for bees removes the unnecessary work that would otherwise be required, enabling both the bees and the beekeeper to concentrate their efforts on producing honey and other bee products. Colonies coming strong out of wintering work more productively during the season.


Ease of Transport

The rope-winding groove on top of Thermo Hives enables securing the hive on the vehicle for transport. The hive flight board is safely closed and locked, preventing the bees from entering or exiting the hive during transport. The brood box and supers are fixed together with a lock latch device that also serves as a carrying handle. The latch can also be used to connect several hives together for transportation, unlike the traditional wood hives that just stack on top of each other. The ventilation filters on the bottom of stackable type Thermo hives keep letting air in during transport, eliminating losses and collapse.



You can disinfect a Thermo Beehive to protect against diseases using common disinfectants. Parts soiled by bees can be washed by sponge or washing up brush, power washing of warm water high pressure (60°C, 60 Bars), bleach water with water (disinfection), or caustic soda with warm water (60°C).


Convenience of use

Thermo Hives are designed and include several accesories as standard such as queen excluder, varroa drawer, varroa trap (IPM bottom board), pollen trap, multifunctional hive entrance, top feeder, lock and latch handles, handy frames, division & uniting board to provide all beekeepers needs and increase productivity.


Long Economic Life

The Thermo Hives are impact proof. They are resistant of outside and external aggression and of all acids and chemical products. They offer an average economic life that is three times longer than that of other types of hives.

Each year Thermo Hives prevent thousands of trees in our forests from being cut down for the purpose of making bee hives.


NO assembly and NO maintenance down the track!

Thermo Hives do not rot, wrap or absorb moisture. Therefore there is no maintenance. All Thermo Hives comes fully assembled and ready to use.


Double walled structure and insulation infills helps bees to maintain a constant temperature in the hive.


The raw materials used in the manufacturing of the hives are in agreement with food, and constitute a hygienic living space, preventing formation of bee diseases.


Bottom ventilation filter, ventilation holes on feeders, and ventilation louvres on hive top cover provide draught free active air circulation. This maintains in-hive moisture balance and prevents formation of humidity.


The screened bottom increases brood production, reduces Varroa mite counts, enables you to better monitor your Varroa infestation levels, and enables bees to over winter better.


The entire sections clips together with heavyduty fixed side clips, also fitted to the sides are lifting handles. All the sections are moulded to ensure correct fitting and slotting together.


ApiMaye Hives are impact proof, they are made from robust, tough and high quality food grade plastic. Their durable structure is suitable for all kinds of climatic conditions.


Inner Cover Type Top Feeder

The inner board, which can also be used as a feeding element, is one of the important components of in-hive ventilation, together with the air ducts on it.

It allows feeding solids and liquids without disturbing the hive temperature balance or the bees. The full feeder model as a standard component of the hive can be used also as two half feeders, depending on preference or need. Ventilation holes are provided around the feeders. Bees can cover some of these holes with propolis when they need to; however, they do not cover all of the holes as the hive walls feature adequate insulation Thanks to the feeder-type inner board, there will be no need for such additional elements as sacking, cloth or plywood to cover the hive top, and any organisms that might pose a threat to bee health will be kept from entering the hive. The feeder-type inner board allows feeding liquids and solids, where each alternating cover fitted on the feeders can be adjusted to the intended position for feeding cake, syrup or water. The hive-top feeder is easy and safe to use, it sits directly on top of the upper deep brood box and under the outer cover (no inner cover is used when a hive-top feeder is in place). It has a reservoir that can hold one to four liters of syrup. Bees enter the feeder from below by means of a covered access. Inner Cover Type Top Feeders are compatible to use with any type of beehives.

Alternating Covers

Are adjusted according to the type of feeding (solid or liquid).

Solid Feeding Position

The cover reading “Cake” should be the outermost cover when feeding cake.

Liquid Feeding Position

The cover reading “Syrup” should be the outermost cover when feeding syrup or giving water..


Handy Frames

The hive frames, the fundamental element where the colony performs all of its activities and production, were handled in parallel with the development of ApiMaye Thermo Hive type, resulting in a new frame design. Designed on the basis of studies intended to increase beekeeper productivity, the frame model incorporates hygienic and beekeeperfriendly features as a priority.

Many characteristics of conventional frames cause the producer to unnecessarily spend a lot of time, where nailing the frame together, fastening and stretching the wires across the frame, embedding the wax into the frame and attaching it to the top bar result in high labour costs and loss of time. ApiMaye handy frames prevent such loss of time, making it possible to set up a much larger number of frames in a shorter time and allowing the beekeeper to work with a larger number of colonies. These handy frames are composed of male and female components that can be separated into two. This not only enables the foundation sheet to be conveniently inserted, but also offers, thanks to the wax holders, an alternative to wire stretching and wax embedding.

Depending on preference, the fixing rods can be easily removed and the holes for wire stretching can be used instead. Handy Frames can be easily cleaned in 60° warm water and used multiple times. They are also suitable for use with uncapping machines and honey harvesting machines.

Interchange of Frames

The design of handy frames provides ease of manipulation, permitting rapid usage and interchangeability. Produced in Langstroth and Dadant frame sizes.

Just in 10 Seconds

Handy Frames eliminate the

operations of frame assembly, wire stretching and wax embedding; A novice beekeeper can insert the foundation in mere 10 seconds.


Handy Frames Assembly

  • 01

    Remove the connecting sockets to release the frame components, then place the foundation sheet onto the lower component.

  • 02

    Position the upper component on top, taking care to align the pins.

  • 03

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  • 04

    Finish the assembly by replacing the connecting sockets.

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