ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance

ProtectaBEE® - All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance

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Easier Beekeeping with All-In-One Adjustable Hive Entrance
  • Award-Winning Innovation: 2023 World Silver Medalist in Beekeeping Innovation. A Swiss Army knife for beekeepers, enhancing hive management and bee protection throughout all seasons.
  • Pest and Predator Defense: Robust protection against Yellow Jackets, hornets, mice, and skunks. 
  • Climate Control and Comfort: Weather-resistant design shields against rain, wind, and extreme temperatures. Features a large covered landing board for cooling in summer and keeping snow away in winter.
  • Easy Maintenance and Feeding: Comes with a built-in feeding tray and allows for easy delivery of medications and supplements through bee vectoring. 
  • Swarm and Mobility Management: Optional SwarmStopper insert for effective swarm prevention. Solid and vented inserts make hive relocation straightforward.
  • Eco-Friendly and Bee-Safe: Supports pesticide-free management with options for closed operation during pesticide application or treatments like Oxalic Acid vaporization.

 

 








The ProtectaBEE® can be added any time; gently nudge the bees out of the way, or install at night. The keyhole screw openings allow you to easily remove the ProtectaBEE® by simply loosening the screws.

Fits most standard Langstroth 10-frame hives. If your bottom board is too small, simply add a small notch on either side to slide in the edges of the ProtectaBEE®.

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Can the bees cool the hive when it's hot?
We tested over two years and found less bearding on our hives with ProtectaBEE® than hives without the ProtectaBEE®.  Honey production and curing rates were improved compared to those hives without the ProtectaBEE®. Inside is an extra-large landing board, and there is still air moving in and out.

Additionally, you can always remove the inserts, and we recommend doing that when you do not have any issues with robbers to maximize bee traffic!

We have also just added a new optional vented cone insert - which we have nicknamed the Texas cones - as Texas beekeepers asked for these repeatedly!

Is plastic safe for bees?
Yes! Beehives for years have had plastic frames, plastic queen excluders, plastic feeders, and there are even full plastic hives! The bees don't mind!

Why plastic?
Most hives are fully exposed to all the weather elements. Over time wood warps and would not provide the security needed to keep out predators. We have sourced a bee-friendly plastic that will last several years outside without becoming brittle. Our inserts are also reinforced to prevent warping.

Can the queen bee leave the colony with the ProtectaBEE® cones installed?
The cones are big enough to let drones (boy bees) enter and exit the hive, so the queen can also enter and exit. This is important, especially if a virgin queen needs to mate. The ProtectaBEE® will not prevent swarming without the SwarmStopper Insert (sold separately).

Will the ProtectaBEE® work with a Flow® hive?
Yes, but only if you remove the landing board that comes with the Flow® hive. 

Is there even more that I can do with the ProtectaBEE®?
Since the ProtectaBEE® is a plug & play system, we can create all sorts of inserts and additions. We are currently developing a mite brush, fungal treatments for varroa mites, an automatic syrup feeder, as well as in-hive monitoring drawers.  We can't wait to share it all with you! 

 


 

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