Apimaye beehives have insulation so bees can maintain the temperature in the hive easily. Since they are insulated, the food consumption is lower during the winter months. Spring build up is faster and the survival is higher. When your bees thrive in the spring, you can divide the colony, or add another super on the top of your Apimaye Ergo beehive set to keep it growing. Apimaye offers 2 different sized supers: The medium super, and the deep super. Both supers have the same Apimaye insulation and the latching mechanism. They are easy to load and carry.
The Deep Super
Deep supers are the same boxes that are already included in your Apimaye bee hive set. Beekeepers choose deep supers for honey production or expanding their colony to third or forth story. The advantage of adding another deep super vs. a medium super would be the interchangeability of the frames. Since all your boxes would be using the same size frames, you can easily swap or relocate your frames between boxes.
Since our beekeeping equipment is standard US Langstorth size, you can use our Apimaye medium supers on top of your wooden hives as well. Even though they would not be latched, they would sit securely on top of your existing wooden boxes.
The deep supers have a round hole in the front and have round adjustable entrance.
How to Use the Deep Super
If you are looking for expanding your colony to the third or fourth level, you can just stack the boxes on top of each other. If you would like to use the super for honey production, you’d not want any brood on the frames. Therefore you should put a queen excluder below the deep super you want to have only honey. This way the queen would be able to pass through the queen excluder and lay eggs on the frames dedicated for medium supers. Please note that any time you have the queen excluder between 2 boxes, you should be using the bottom slot for the latch when latching the two boxes together.
There are 3 different versions of our deep supers based on the frames.
This product bundle includes:
- 1 Apimaye insulated deep super