Frequently Asked Questions

Before human intervention, honeybee colonies survived through natural selection.  However, since man introduced Dadant/Langstroth hives and modern bee management techniques, the evolutionary process has been gradually replaced with the aim of maximizing the honeybee population and its survival rate.  While this development has yielded some clear advantages, bees have also suffered more diseases because of it.

PrimalBee System is designed to allow the honeybee colony to grow and prosper to its fullest, providing all the support that bees need to live: maximum results with minimum effort.
Our hive is a revolutionary win-win product benefitting both bees and beekeepers.
It is "Primal" because our hives are created with the natural selection mechanism in mind.

PrimalBee System is the very first hive to be conceived acknowledging the fact that the dynamics of colony development, honeybee population and colony diseases are strongly related to the thermodynamic features of the hive, and thus the hive does matter: this is our innovation.

We love honeybees and we have them at the very core of our project.  
To find a long-lasting solution we always think out of the box...and the Dadant/Langstroth boxes are not helping because of thermodynamic inefficiency. Such hives are a problem for the colony’s survival. 
A wrong hive adds problems; it does not deliver solutions.  
PrimalBee System is a game changing solution. 

Of course biology is important; however for the last 150 years Humans have been putting honeybees into wooden boxes that have been the standard hives ever since, just to manage beekeepers’ operations better. No analysis has ever been made to understand whether such wooden boxes are actually a suitable container for the bees.  
We did, and this is what we found:  the hive matters more than everybody expected! 
Hence…No, it is not all about biology, other branches of science also do apply.  

Brood surfaces need 36°C (97°F) and in Winter time, when the colony is brood-less, the queen needs  28°C (85°F) to survive and be able to lay eggs the following Spring.  
The hive is the hardware connecting two environment at very different temperatures, the inside and the outside, and hence the thermoregulation effort of the honeybee colony is related to the thermodynamic performance of the hardware itself. 
Our innovations have been focused on maximizing the thermodynamics performance of the brood chamber.  
Not only our solution simplifies the management of the nest by the colony, but also the whole colony can now center its attention on the core activities: collecting pollen and nectar to survive better and reproduce successfully. 

Yes, you can. BeeHelpful has redesigned only the brood chamber and its frames.  
The PrimalBee System superior honey boxes house the same Langstroth/Dadant frames you are already working with.

No, you cannot. PrimalBee System is all about maximizing the performance of the colony, and thus we provide PrimalBee supers as well, as they are part of the whole system.
PrimalBee System coupling profile avoids any leak among its parts and reduces dissipation, decreasing the honey consumption of  the colony. This means that you will harvest more honey and may leave the supers in place longer than usual, adding flexibility to the management of your apiaries.
Think about your colonies, full of brood and placed in a location with chilly nights...if you were a bee, you would rather spend the night in the PrimalBee nest, that's for sure.

Varroa mite is in every Country, but Australia...for now.
However, PrimalBee System helps to reduce the varroa/bee infestation ratio, thanks to the huge population the colony is able to develop. Compared to standard hives, the superior performance of PrimalBee System allows the colony to handle huge brood surfaces at the perfect temperature, with only one fifth of the bee effort. The result is more than twice the number of healthy bees and a less infested colony, as the varroa mite is not growing so quickly.

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