The innovative all-round double layer insulation helps keeping 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 climate conditions and consequently enabling wintering without losses.
With the R value 6.93, Apimaye Thermo Bee Hives are more than 6 times more heat insulating than wooden hives.
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 effective draught free air circulation in the hive. The ventilation system prevents any rise of humidity in the hive, preventing any yeast or mold formation.