Hive structure from bottom to top

hive

Beehive structure

cells

Different types of bee cells

  1. Stand & Floor
  • Stand for hive
  • Open mesh floor so that the varroa mites fall through. You then can count the number of mites fallen on the bottom board.
  1. Brood Chamber: 11 frames with wax foundation. Bees add wax to become combs.
    Drone cells: Mostly on the edge of a frame, each cell is 0.6mm wide.
    Worker cells: 0.5mm wide.
  1. Queen Excluder: keeping the queen in the brood chamber
  1. Super: Honey chamber, placed above the brood chamber & queen excluder. Its frames are smaller.
  1. Crown Board & Roof