AZ beehives are made out of high quality technically dried spruce wood. Glues that we use are waterproof and do not contain any aggressive substances. After the beehives are finished we coat them with linseed oil which protects the wood from absorbing humidity from the environment.
Beside the basic coating with linseed oil it is necessary to coat the surfaces that are exposed to meteorological factors like rain, humidity, sunlight etc. with other appropriate coatings because it prolongs the life expectancy of the beehives.
Beehives have built-in galvanized frame spacers, aluminium mesh on the inside door and framed queen excluder (we can also make custom beehives with stainless frame spacers, stainless queen excluder and stainless mesh on the insider door).
Our beehives have more depth behind the inside door which means that there is enough space for feeding with a 5-liter can or an inverted plastic bottles.
AZ-frames are made out of linden wood. They are dovetailed and glued with waterproof glue. All frames have drilled holes ready for wire insertion.
Types of Slovenian AZ beehives that we produce:
– AZ beehives with 9, 10, 11 and 12 frames
– half AZ beehives with 5, 7, 9 and 10 frames
– AZ beehives 11+3
– AZ beehives with inside pollen trap
– 3 storey AZ beehives
– Other custom made beehives